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  • Yankee Study Club

    Connecting you to improved clinical practice and life-long learning.


    Join us live online for the sessions OR you can take them on-demand. Attend all 5 virtual sessions and receive 5 CE Credits OR take courses individually (a la carte) and receive 1 CE per session selected. See pricing details at bottom of this page.

    Session 1

    Challenges and Treatment Modalities in Children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH): Lessons Learned

    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST

    Speaker: Robert Cauley, DMD/Maritza Morell, DMD

    Moderator: TBD

    • - Present treatment modalities to help alleviate sensitivity of hypoplastic teeth
    • - Explore a mixture of dental treatment options for young hypoplastic teeth
    • - Compare different dental materials used for restoring hypoplastic teeth
    • - Examine the option of timely extractions for severely hypoplastic affected young teeth
    • - Identify behavior management techniques for patients with MIH
    • - Discuss pain control challenges in patients with MIH

    Session 2

    Gingival Recession: The Root Cause, Root Coverage and Route to Predictable Outcomes

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST

    Speaker: Timothy Hempton, DDS

    Moderator: Ancy Verdier, DMD

    • - Recognize risk factors for the development of gingival recession
    • - Understand the rationale for increasing the height and thickness of attached gingiva
    • - Review the Miller and Cairo classification systems for mucogingival defects
    • - Compare techniques for increasing attached gingiva and obtaining root coverage
    • - Examine outcomes in treated cases and explore reasons for success and failure
    • - Determine the need for attached gingiva around dental implants

    Session 3

    Sharpening Your Cementation Skills

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST

    Speaker: Gerard Kugel, DMD, PhD

    Moderator: Carl McManama, DDS

    • - Discuss the fundamentals of cementation and expected essential functions
    • - Explain basic requirements for all-ceramic cement selection
    • - Review long-term maintenance
    • - Utilize clinical tips for ultimate success with various restorative materials, such as zirconia and lithium disilicate

    Session 4

    Endodontic Non-Vital Intracoronal Bleaching for the General Dentist

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST

    Speaker: Mario Abdennour, DMD

    Moderator: Carl McManama, DDS

    • - Understand the causes of tooth discoloration
    • - Describe the discoloration conditions that can be treated effectively
    • - Compare the various intracoronal bleaching techniques
    • - Identify all the possible procedural complications, including tooth loss
    • - Recognize the risks of using the wrong chemicals, techniques, and cutting corners
    • - Implement and use the safest intracoronal bleaching technique


    Session 5

    Total Digital: From Diagnostics to Surgical/Restorative

    Wednesday, June 22, 2022 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST

    Speaker: Lee Culp, CDT

    Moderator: Gerard Kugel, DMD, PhD

    • - Identify how to create a 3D virtual patient layered digital scan
    • - Recognize how to adapt conventional techniques to CAD-CAM technology
    • - Develop better dentist/laboratory communication
    • - Understand digital implants, planning, surgical guides, and final restorations
    • - Compare restorative material choices


  • Speaker Bios

    Mario Abdennour, DMD: has held a faculty appointment as clinical instructor and lecturer at the Advanced Graduate Endodontic Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2000. He was the recipient of the part-time faculty award at Harvard where he teaches micro-surgical and non-surgical endodontics. Dr. Abdennour practices in the greater Boston area and lectures nationally and internationally in English, French and Spanish on precision based endodontics.

    Robert Cauley, DMD: originally grew up in a small town in southern Vermont. He graduated with his DMD from Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After working as a General Dentist for two years in Vermont he decided to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rob completed his Pediatric Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Co-Chief Resident. He currently practices full time in Lowell, MA.

    Lee Culp, CDT: is the CEO of Sculpture Studios, and is a recognized pioneer in Digital Dentistry and advanced functional aesthetic dentistry. He holds true to a belief that the attainment of perfection in restorative dentistry can only be harnessed through a unique combination of skillful application coupled with superior knowledge. As a world-renowned innovator and educator, he maintains an unparalleled focus and commitment to understanding the revolutionary, often complex, changes that continue to influence modern aesthetic dentistry.

    Timothy Hempton, DDS: is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA

    Gerard Kugel, DMD, PhD: is an associate dean of research and a professor of at the department of prosthodontics and operative dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He also maintains a private practice in Boston, MA.

    Maritza Morell, DMD: is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Public health Dentist. Dr. Morell is the Mass Dental Society region six Trustee. She is a Senior Clinical Associate in Pediatric Dentistry at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1999. In addition, she owns 2 pediatric dentistry and orthodontics private practices in Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts.


  • Pricing for Spring 2022

    Option 1: (All 5 Sessions)

    ADA MEMBER$275


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $375



    Option 2: A La Carte Pricing (Individual Sessions)

    (You can select more than 1 session in same transaction.)

    ADA MEMBER$75/session


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $99/session

    AUXILIARY STAFF: $45/session


Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dental Student; Dentist; Hygienist; Office Staff
  • 5.0
  • Credits will be distributed at the completion of the Spring sessions (June 22, 2022). Zoom Links for each session will be sent out the Monday (2 days) before the webinar. For questions please contact: Samantha Blache; sblache@massdental.org
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the first class. You will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancellations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is cancelled. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.