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  • Yankee Study Club

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


    Join us live online for each session OR you can take them on-demand. Attendees will earn 2 CE per session.

    See pricing details at bottom of this page.

  • Session 1

    Anterior All-Ceramic Restorations: Considerations of Veneers Before Crowns

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speakers: Brian LeSage, DDS 

    Moderator: Gerard Kugel, DMD, PhD

    • - Review biomimetic principles in anterior all-ceramic restorations
    • - Understand preparation design from no-prep to conventional 
    • - Learn prototype fabrication and the TIO technique as a guide to patient satisfaction

    Session 2

    Do’s and Don’ts of Silver Diamine Fluoride  

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speaker: Maritza Morell, DMD, Karin Arsenault, DMD, Rosalyn Sulyanto, DMD

    Moderator: Robert Cauley, DMD

    • - Discuss evidence-based guidance for using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to treat and prevent dental caries 
    • - Describe case selection and materials 
    • - Discuss patient education information useful for the use of minimally invasive techniques in pediatric and geriatric patients 
    • - Summarize the benefits and safety of SDF application in the context of dental caries management in arresting cavitated caries lesions in the primary dentition 
    • - Discuss the efficacy in management of root caries in geriatric patients 
    • - Review documentation, coding, and billing of silver diamine fluoride (SDF), interim therapeutic restorations (ITR) and Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique (SMART)

    Session 3

    Posterior Composites: It’s the Singer AND the Song 

    Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speaker: Carl McManama, DDS

    Moderator: Ancy Verdier, DMD

    • - Apply a logical and effective technique for restoring posterior teeth with composite resin
    • -Choose restorative materials and techniques based on three things: scientific evidence, anecdotal experience, and common sense 
    • -Appreciate the value of healthy skepticism when deciding to use a new material 
    • -Apply concepts of minimally invasive dentistry and understand what it really means 
    • -Make logical decisions that are based on a balance between skepticism and risk-taking 

    Session 4

    The Nuts and Bolts of Single Unit Implant Therapy 

    Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speaker: Timothy Hempton, DDS

    Moderator: Gerard Kugel, DMD, PhD

    • - Evaluate the existing bone morphology and gingival framework 
    • -Determine the patient’s goals, are they realistic, are yours? 
    • -Identify the risks associated with patient’s health status e.g., smoking and diabetes 
    • -Examine the reality of regenerating bone volume 
    • -Assess gingival tissue, including papillae, before initiating treatment 
    • -Understand abutment contours for bone stability and soft tissue health 
    • -Designing cleansable prosthetic morphology for bone stability and soft tissue health 
    • -Determine when to fabricate Cemented crowns versus screw retained crowns 

    Session 5

    Ectopic Canines; Prevention, Exposure and Extrusion for a Great Natural Smile 

    Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speakers: Timothy Hempton, DDS and Richard Bruun, DDS

    Moderator: Maritza Morell, DMD

    • - Identify pediatric patients at risk for canine impaction
    • - Discuss therapeutic management to prevent canine impaction
    • - Review the buccal object rule radiographic technique to determine tooth location
    • - Understand when the panoramic radiograph and CBCT may be needed for
    • additional radiographic analysis
    • - Learn flap design to surgically access an impacted canine on the buccal and on the palatal
    • - Determine materials utilized in the process of placing a bracket during a surgical procedure for tooth extrusion
    • - Review postoperative management
    • - Describe orthodontic management post-exposure


  • Speaker Bios

    Karin Arsenault, DMD: is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Service at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and serves as the Director of the Geriatric Program. 

    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.

    Joseph Giordano, DMD:

    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 emeritus of research and a professor emeritus 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.

    Brian LeSage, DDS: has obtained Fellowship status with, is Fellowship Chair of, and was named Educator of the Year by the AACD. Dr. LeSage teaches post-graduate students at UCLA. He maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Carl McManama, DDS: is a Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and course director for several courses at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he has taught since 1976. In addition to his teaching, he has maintained a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the past forty-five years.  Dr. McManama has presented over 100 CE courses on topics related to restorative and operative dentistry to all levels of dental audiences.  

    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.

    Rosalyn Sulyanto, DMD:

    Ancy Verdier, DMD: is the founder of Worcester Periodontics, a periodontal dental practice located in Worcester , MA where he practices periodontology and implant dentistry. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, DMD and Periodontal residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Verdier is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He is also a regular contributor to Tufts Practice Based Research Network.

  • Pricing for Spring 2023

    Option 1: All 5 Sessions

    ADA MEMBER$299


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $399



    • (Students MUST register using your Student Email Address)

    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


    • (Students MUST register using your Student Email Address)


    Attendees will earn 2 CE per 2 hour session.

Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dental Student; Dentist; Hygienist; Office Staff
  • Attendees will earn 2CE Credits for 2-hour session. For questions please contact: yankeestudyclub@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.