Courses

"Ancora Imparo" (I am still learning) - credited to Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Continuing Education Program at the College of Dental Medicine offers a variety of courses each semester as well as on-going courses throughout the year to help dental professionals expand your knowledge, hone your skills, improve patient satisfaction, and increase your bottom line. 

We welcome your feedback on courses taken, and if there are topics or speakers you would like us to research for future CE courses.

CE Course Schedule

 

FALL 2018

Classes are held at Columbia University Irving Medical Center at West 168th Street, unless otherwise stated. For inquiries about a CE course or assistance registering, contact: dentalce@columbia.edu  Tel: (212) 305-7124. 

REMINDER: Discounts apply for CDM Alumni/CDM Faculty/CDM Staff and recent graduates.

 

Sat. Sept. 29 thru Sun, April 7

Annual Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I  (2019-2020 course dates to be announced)

Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Director of Implant Education, and Dr. James B. Fine, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, lead this continuum designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice.

  • 12 days - option 1: 6 weekends; option 2: two week-long sessions.
  • Continuum alumni: to refresh your knowledge or sit a session you missed, please contact the CE office.
  • BONUS: includes optional comp. attendance to Columbia University / ICOI Dental Implant Symposium - Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 (8 CE hours) 
  • See testimonials - below/bottom of course schedule. 
  • 84 CE hours (plus 8 CE hours for Symposium attendance)

Nov. 14

Visiting Professor Program: Contemporary Issues in Dentistry - What is the Future of Geriatric Dentistry?​

with Guest Speaker Ronald L. Ettinger, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Prosthodontics, and Dows Institute of Dental Research, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa. This program is presented in partnership with the Association of Dental Alumni and the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of OKU.

  • Wed. Nov. 14 - 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Includes Visiting Professor seminar & lecture, student scholar presentations, and reception
  • 5 CE hours

Nov. 14

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Joint Grand Rounds

with Course Director Dr. Sidney Eisig and guest lecturers, Columbia University CDM and CUMC faculty members.

  • Wed. evenings - Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 2018; Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, 2019 - 2 hr. sessions
  • 2 CE hours
  • For more information, contact: Rachel Hernandez, Tel: 212.305.7626; email: rh2021@cumc.columbia.edu

Dec. 7

9th Annual Columbia University / ICOI Dental Implant Symposium: New Technologies and Transformational Techniques in Implantology  NOTE: Registration remains open thru early December.

with Scientific Chairman Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Moderator Dr. Kenneth W.M. Judy, plus -

Dr. Stephen Chu - Immediate Tooth Replacement Therapy [ITRT]: The State of the Science & ArtDr. Robert Eskow - The Debate: Keratinized vs Non-Keratinized Peri-Implant MucosaDr. German Gallucci Esthetic integration and Digital Technology in Implant ProsthodonticsDr. Stefano Gracis - Implant Positioning in the Esthetic Area: The Prosthetic Point of ViewDr. Joseph Kan - Management of Tissue Defects in the Esthetic Zone: Science, Art & LimitationsDr. Bach Le - Vertical Hard Tissue Augmentation in the Esthetic ZoneDr. Sonia Leziy - Technology and Surgical Innovations: Reducing the Risks and Improving The Outcomes in Implant Dentistry; and Dr. Craig Misch - Changing Treatment Paradigms in Implant Dentistry: The Graft-Less Approach. 

  • Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 - 7:55 am - 5:30 pm
  • 8 CE hours
  • Held on the Columbia University Morningside Campus, Broadway at W. 115th Street, NYC
  • Includes Exhibit Hall
  • Click here for:  1) REGISTRATION FORM  -  2) SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Jan. 11-Jan. 12

At the Crossroads: Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry (Registration is open - Hurray! Early registration fees apply thru Dec. 10)

Bringing together experts from across a full spectrum of Medical/Surgical and Dental specialties, this exciting new course addresses the interconnection of the body's many systems. Transforming healthcare through the integration of medicine and dentistry, with Course Directors Dr. James B. Fine, Dr. Paul Lee and Dr. Ashmi A. Patel.  Topics include: Maxillary Sinus Tumors, Management of Odontogenic Tumors; Oral Dysplasia; Management of Head and Neck Cancer; Cleft Palates; Craniofacial Surgery; Osteonecrosis of the Jaw;  Sleep Apnea; Effect of Systemic Disease/Inflammation on the Cardiovascular System; Microbiome; Drug Addiction/Substance Abuse; Tobacco Addiction/Cessation; Diabetes Mellitus and Dementia. Held in partnership with the Department of Medicine.

Jan. 18

Practical Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office

This course will provide you with an overview of infectious diseases encountered in the dental environment. This course satisfies the New York State Board of Dentistry requirement for re-licensure, and includes the new Element VII required as of July 1, 2018 - Sepsis Awareness and Training.

Jan. 18

CPR Re-certification

This course will provide re-certification for those previously certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association.

  • Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 3 CE hours

Jan. 20

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice: #3 - Crestal-approach Sinus Grafting

Take one or more of these Sunday morning CE lectures and hands-on, model-based training sessions with Course Director Dr. Philip Kang. 

  • Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • 3 CE hours per session
  • Course brochure. Take one or more classes - every third class taken receives a series discount

Jan. 23

Implant Study Club: How to avoid complications and confront bone augmentation challenges with simple, minimally invasive, and predictable grafting protocols

  • Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 2 CE hours
  • This session is supported in part by Augma Biomaterials.

Feb. 10

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice: #4 - Laterial-window Sinus Grafting​

Take one or more of these Sunday morning CE lectures and hands-on, model-based training sessions with Course Director Dr. Philip Kang. 

  • Sun. Feb. 10, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • 3 CE hours per session
  • Course brochure. Take one or more classes - every third class taken receives a series discount
 

Spring 2019

March 2

Annual Patricia McLean Symposium for the Dental Hygienist

Guest speakers to be announced including Dr. Panos Papapanou.

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 (preliminary tbf) - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 5 CE hours
  • Open to all dental professionals, dental teams encouraged to attend.
  • Details to be announced- contact dentalce@columbia.edu or tel: (212) 305-7124 if you wish to be notified when registration opens

March 10

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice: #5 - Treatment of Peri-implantitis​ (didactic)

Take one or more of these Sunday morning CE lectures and hands-on, model-based training sessions with Course Director Dr. Philip Kang. 

  • Sun., March 10, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • 3 CE hours per session
  • Course brochure. Take one or more classes - every third class taken receives a series discount

March 12

Implant Study Club: Short Implants

with Dr. James B. Fine

  • Tues., March 12, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 2 CE hours
  • Held at ColumbiaDoctors, 51 West 51st Street, NYC

April 3

2019 Birnberg Research Program - Birnberg Lecture

Speaker and Birnberg Research Awardee will present the Birnberg Lecture at CUIMC. The CDM Faculty & Student reception with panel discussion follows, after which postdoctoral and predoctoral students will showcase posters representing their research. 

  • Wed., April 3, 2018 - timing tba
  • 1 CE credit

April 14

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice: #6 - Crown Lengthening Surgery (didactic)

Take one or more of these Sunday morning CE lectures and hands-on, model-based training sessions with Course Director Dr. Philip Kang. 

  • Sun., April 14, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • 3 CE hours per session
  • Course brochure. Take one or more classes - every third class taken receives a series discount

May 5

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice: #7 - Implant Surgery for Anterior Teeth 

The last session for the 2019 Spring season. Dr. Philip Kang overseas this Sunday morning CE lecture and hands-on, model-based training course focusing on different surgical methods. 

  • Sun., May 5, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • 3 CE hours 
  • Course brochure. Take one or more classes - every third class taken receives a series discount

 

FALL 2019

Fall '19

Lasers in Dentistry

Dr. Eric Linden addresses the current standard of lasers in dentistry. Practical, evidence-based, CE course focused on wavelengths, research and clinical application.

  • Fall, 2019 
  • Details to be announced- contact dentalce@columbia.edu or tel: (212) 305-7124 if you wish to be notified when registration opens

Dec. 13

Save-the-Date: 

10th Annual Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium

 

 

ON-GOING

On-going

 

Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part II

Upon successful completion of Part I of the Continuum, participants will have the option of observing implant procedures in the CDM clinic, and placing up to two implants on their patient after working up the case with, and approval from, the course director.

  • Participants may opt for observations only
  • Customized, based on participants' schedules during clinic hours (Mon-Fri).
  • CE credits awarded for hours of participation.
   
 

TESTIMONIALS - Implantology Continuum:

"Honestly the best class I've taken. Any dentist that fancies themselves as conservative or treats patients with their best interests at heart should take the class. Light years better than any other implant class you can take." Pasha Javaheri-Saatchi, DMD (2018-2019)
"Thank you for creating a course geared for a general practitioner, like me- the sequence of material presented made it quite understandable.  Although each presenter had his/her own perspective and preferences, the variety of viewpoints was very valuable.  And certainly, all of us will incorporate this material into our practices in our own way.... I had a patient this weekend with a fractured maxillary premolar, I extracted it and placed an immediate implant.  What a wonderful option to offer a patient.  I am looking at my cases in a different way and I am confident in the fine training I received. Thank you for helping me become a better dentist."  Dr. Jane Arena (2015-2016)
"I sincerely believe the knowledge you shared will transform the way I practice this noble profession and it certainly will benefit many patients. I'm very motivated to continue researching and learning to expand my knowledge." Dr. Mora, Colombia (2014-2015) 
"Basically the course was fantastic. Dr. Fine and Dr. Valdinoto were amazing, as were all the other presenters..." Dr. Spina, III, Wayne, PA (2012-2013) 
"... I felt I did not waste my time or money at all."  Dr. Chan, New Rochelle, NY (2012-2013) 
"I had a great time at Columbia...I can honestly say this was probably the best treatment I have ever received from a dental school."  Dr. Yuan, Flushing, NY (2012-2013) 
"...The small classroom and their desire to make us understand the basics of Implant placement made it easy to understand the material. They all answered every question and never made you feel uncomfortable. They always made it real world and practical, while at the same time giving me the knowledge of what is possible in more complicated cases. This course was a highlight of my career..." Dr. Michel, Somers Point, NJ (2010-2011) 
 

Past CE Courses: 

2016 -2017

Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I

Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. James B. Fine lead this continuum designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice.

  • Option 1: six weekends (Sept. 17-18, 2016 thru March 11-12, 2017)  
  • Option 2: two week-long sessions (Sept. 17-22, 2016 & March 7-12, 2017)
  • 84 CE credits, plus 8 CE credits for CU/ICOI Symposium attendance
  • This course is co-sponsored in part by an education grant from Straumann, and Zimmer Biomet.
  • Previous Implantology Continuum attendees: If interested in taking a session to refresh your knowledge or fulfill a missed class, please contact the CE office.

Sept. 21, '16

Columbia Study Club Meeting: Interdisciplinary Approach for Treating the Esthetically Compromised Patient

With Dr. Dennis Tarnow. 

  • Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.; reception to follow)
  • 1.5 CE credits
  • Course flyer
  • Midtown Manhattan location - New York County Dental Society offices
  • Held in conjunction with the New York County Dental Society - This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the New York County Dental Society.

Nov. 2, '16

Implant Study Club: Pros/Cons and Techniques of Non-guided Flapless Implant Placement Surgery

With Dr. James B. Fine. Case reviews and interactive discussion.

  • Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Includes an evening snack
  • 2 CE credits
  • Bring your possible flapless cases to discuss

Nov. 26, '16

Diabetes Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination and Control

Moderated by Hazel Harper, DDS, MPH. Speakers include: Daniel Knecht, MD, MBA; Michelle Odlum, EDD, MPH; Ira Lamster, DDS, MMSc.; Evanthia Lalla, DDS, MS; and Michael Bolden DDS.

  • Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
  • Course: 2020
  • 7 CE Credits
  • Presented by the National Dental Association at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Supported by an educational grant from the Aetna Foundation.

Nov. 30, '16

Columbia University Symposium at the GNY Dental Meeting: Integrating Oral Care into the Greater Healthcare System

Speakers and panelists will include Dr. Christian S. Stohler, Dr. Panos Papapanou, Dr. Joseph Errante, Dr. John Grbic, Dr. James Fine, Dr. Evanthia Lalla and Dr. Denis F. Kinane.

  • Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
  • Course: 6420
  • 3 CE Credits

Dec. 10, '16

7th Annual Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium: Practical Techniques and Emerging Trends in Implantology

With Scientific Chairman Dr. Dennis Tarnow and distinguished dental implant experts: Dr. Edward P. Allen, Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Abdelsalam Elaskary, Dr. Gary Greenstein, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Carlos Aparicio Magallón, Dr. Alessandro Pozzi and Dr. Hom-Lay Wang. Includes an exhibit hall featuring the latest innovations in implant technology. 

Dec. 14, '16

Columbia University Visiting Professor Program: Contemporary Issues in Dentistry - The Evolving Role of Dentists in Healthcare

Includes keynote presentations by Visiting Professor Donald B. Gibbon, DMD, PhD, Professor of Developmental Biology Emeritus at the School of Dental Medicine, Harvard University Faculty of Medicine. Plus interactive student scholar presentations by Jonathan Chodroff, Dr. Fatemeh Momen Heravi, James Pizzo and Alex Drew, with faculty mentors.

  • Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
  • Attend all or part of the event. Includes lunch and evening reception, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 5 CE Credits for full attendance.
  • This program is generously co-sponsored with an educational grant from Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Jan. 20, '17

Dr. Irving Naidorf Annual Memorial Lecture in Endodontics

With Dr. Gunnar Hasselgren, Dr. Helen Lu, Dr. Martin Kim, Dr. Letty Moss-Salentijn and Dr. Jeremy Mao. Review the current state of research in the field of Endodontics regarding regenerative procedures, and explore what the future directions may be. 

  • Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm; Doors open at 12:45 pm.
  • 3 CE 
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  - Reception, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Divsion - for CDM faculty and alumni only.

Jan. 25, 17

Implant Study Club: Eliminating Occlusion Confusion, Part II

With Dr. James B. Fine and guest speaker Dr. Joseph Gaudio. Case reviews and interactive discussions.

  • Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes light snack
  • 2 CE credits

Jan. 27, 17

Infection Prevention in the Dental Setting

This course will provide you with an overview of infectious diseases encountered in the dental environment.

  • Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 3 CE credits

Jan. 27, '17

CPR Re-certification

This course will provide re-certification for those previously certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association. Prior certification is required.

  • Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 3 CE credits

March 13, '17

Queens & Long Island Spring Alumni Study Club: Should I be concerned about Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Dental Patients?

Join guest speaker Dr. John Grbic, alumni representative Dr. Karen Lewkowitz '82, and meeting host Dr. Doron Kalman "95 for an evening of networking, dining and education.

  • Mon., March 13, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, includes dinner
  • 2 CE credits
  • Course flyer - Registration remains open until Monday, March 13 afternoon, pending space availablity.

March 16, '17

Houston Alumni Study Club: Regeneration and Innovation 

Guest speaker Dr. Letty Moss-Salentijn explores the current advances leading to regeneration of the dental pulp and its parallels in exciting educational innovations at CDM, including the new VC5 Clinic and the Center for Simulation Learning. Alumni Representative Dr. David Alfi '06, OMFS '12 hosts. 

  • Thurs., March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, includes dinner
  • 2 CE credits
  • By invitation

March 22, '17

Implant Study Club: Socket Preservation Techniques of Bone Grafting - Pros & Cons of Procedures

With Dr. James B. Fine presents case reviews and interactive discussion, with hands-on, model-based training.

  • Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes light snack
  • 2 CE credits

March 31, '17

Howell Archard Endowed Lecture in Oral & Craniofacial Pathology: Molecular Pathology of Oral Cancer- Implications for Personalized Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment   Registration is CLOSED - course is full. Pre-registration required for access to the auditorium.

Chairs: Dr. Sidney Eisig and Dr. Angela Yoon 
Speakers: Dr. James Sciubba, Johns Hopkins, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology; Dr. Regina Santella, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Dr. Gary Schwartz, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

April 1, '17

Patricia McLean Symposium for the Dental Hygienist - dentists and dental teams encouraged to attend

Pediatric dentist and behavior analyst Dr. Purnima Rathi Hernandez discusses Working with Individuals with Special Health Care Needs: Practical Tips. Shirley S. Birenz, RDH, MS, FAADH (for Cheryl Westphal Theile, RDH, EdD) leads a conversation on Risk Assessment leading to Culturally Sensitive Care.

  • Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm, includes lunch
  • 5 CE credits
  • Course brochure

April 6, '17

Westchester Alumni Spring Meeting:  Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Guest speaker Bridget Ferguson, DDS provides a history of bisphosphonates and reviews the physiology of bone grafting.  The change of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw to medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) will be discussed, and the staging and treatment for MRONJ will be reviewed. Alumni Representatives Dr. Tom Bazdekis '90 and Dr. Renuka Bijoor '02, Peds '05 host.

  • Thurs. April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, includes dinner
  • 2 CE credits
  • Course flyer

May 5, '17

The Sidney L. Horowitz Lecture in Orthodontics: The Next 100 Years of Orthodontics 

Presented by the CDM Orthodontic Alumni Society at the Annual Orthodontic Alumni Meeting. Presenters include Dr. Thomas Cangialosi, Dr. Neal Kravitz and Dr. Ravindra Nanda.

  • Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, reception to follow
  • 5 CE credits
  • Course brochure
  • Registration is currently open

May 10, '17

Implant Study Club: Identifying and Managing Risk Factors in the Dental Patient for Implant Failure and Development of Peri-Implantitis Inflammation

Join Dr. James Fine as he explores creating risk profiles using evidence-based dentistry to better focus the dentist and the patient on potential complications. Potential pathways to mitigate risk factors will be reviewed. Information provided can be used in your private practice in the informed consent, treatment planning, and implant surgical procedures. Interactive discussion and case reviews encouraged. 

  • Wed., May 10, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes light snack
  • 2 CE credits

May 13, '17

Treating Complex Cases using a Digital Solution (Prosthodontics, Implants, Restorative Dentistry ) 

Today's complex restorative needs use digital solutions to address the challenges facing the restorative dentist. Course Director Dr. George Shelby White,  Dr. Daniel Budasoff and Dr. Candice Zemnick provide didactic lectures, exercises and user-friendly PDC digital software to develop and manage dental treatment. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring cases to discuss and work-up. 

  • Sat., May 13, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • 6 CE credits
  • $475 course fee includes: materials, coffee and lunch
  • Maximum of 12 seats

Sept. 7, '17

Oral Implant Surfaces and Factors that Infuence Success and Failure of Oral Implants

with Prof. Tomas Albrektsson addressing how modern implant surfaces influence osseointegration, the ideal implant roughness value, and reasons for oral implant failures.

  • Thursday, Sept. 7 - 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
  • 1 CE
  • This course is generously co-sponsored with Nobel Biocare. 

Oct. 15, '17

Modern Composite Techniques for the Anterior  SOLD OUT

The New York State Academy of General Dentistry,  New York Section of American College of Dentists, and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association are pleased to present Dr. Arthur Volker  as he helps attendees gain familiarity with aspects of aesthetic determinants; systemize preparation protocols such as isolation and particle abrasion for carious and non-carious restorations; and understand the methodologies available for direct composite including layering and injection molding.

  • Sun., Oct 15, 2017 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, includes brunch
  • To be held in Roslyn Heights, NY
  • This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program through joint efforts between Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and The New York State Academy of General Dentistry.
  • NYSAGD- Registration closed / SOLD OUT

Oct. 18, '17

Implant Study Club: Overview- Surgical Guide Design and In-office Fabrication

As surgical guides are streamlined into routine use by general and specialist dentists alike, understanding the steps involved in designing and fabricating such guides provides a better understanding of their application, limitation and use. Join Dr. Cleber Silva, DDS, FICOI, in a lively small group discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring implant cases to discuss.

  • Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 - Evening session: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes light snack
  • 2 CE credits

2017-2018

Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I 

Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Director of Implant Education, and Dr. James B. Fine, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, lead this continuum designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice. Presenters include: Drs. Nurit Bittner, Joseph Carpentieri, John Cavallaro, Gary Greenstein, John Grbic, Philip Kang, Frank Valdinoto, and more.

  • Option 1: 12 days - six weekends (Oct. 28-29, Nov. 18-19, 2017; Jan. 20-21, Feb. 10-11, March 17-18, and April 21-22, 2018)  
  • Option 2: 12 days - two week-long sessions (Week 1: Sat. Oct. 28-Thurs. Nov 2, 2017 and Week 2: Tues. April 17-Sun. April 22, 2018)
  • 11 lecture days, 1 hands-on, model-based training day, plus bonus socket preservation session.
  • Click here for Course brochure 
  • Course fee: $8,450 - take advantage of early registration fees, payment plans available.
  • Continuum alumni: to refresh your knowledge or sit a session you missed, please contact the CE office.
  • This course is co-sponsored in part by education grants from Straumann and Zimmer Biomet
  • 92 CE credits (84 CE, plus 8 CE for Symposium attendance)
  • BONUS: includes Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium, Dec. 8, 2017 in NYC (optional attendance)

Oct. 28, '17

In-depth: Designing and 3-D Printing of Implant Surgical Guides In-Office: What you need to know

with Dr. Cleber Silva, Acting Division Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. Gain an in-depth understanding of designing and fabricating surgical guides in-office. This course explores the basics of CBCT image manipulation, creation of a virtual implant work-up with attention to ideal implant position, depth and angulation, registration of patient models with CBCT scans, design of a surgical guide and file conversion to STL, transfer to a 3D printer for fabrication and, finally, post-processing steps to finalize the guide for surgical use. 

  • Sat. Oct. 28, 2017 - Red Bank, Monmouth County, NJ - 9 am - 4:45 pm, includes lunch
  • 6 CE

Oct. 22, '17

Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of New York: Annual CongressDental Sessions 

This Congress, open to all practicing clinicians and presented in English, will have concurrent sessions focusing on current medical and dental topics of interest to the practicing clinician. The program will conclude with a combined presentation focusing on the Opioid Epidemic including a review of the current heroin epidemic and synthetic drug crisis in New York State and  New York City. A discussion of the social, criminal, economic, health and familial consequences witb actual government statistics will be presented. Drug education and prevention were highlighted as the ultimate approach by the White House and United Nations 2016 Global Drug Conference. How the health professional can satisfy this vital need will be addressed.

DENTAL COMPONENT - Educational objectives provide an update on current concepts in dental practice,  including: How to recognize and manage common dental office emergencies; identify common and rare oral malignancies at an early stage; prevent and manage medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw; understand restorative needs of patients requiring full-mouth rehabilitation; and also diagnose implant complications and select appropriate treatment modalities (see detailed agenda).

Nov. 1, '17

Columbia University Visiting Professor Program - Contemporary Issues in Dentistry: The Future of Specialty Education in Dentistry

Lecture presented by Dr. Douglas E. Peterson, Professor and Head, Oral Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut; Co-Chair, Program in Head and Neck Cancer/Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. Includes student scholar presentations based on the program theme.

  • Wed., Nov. 1, 2017 - 1 pm - 6:30 pm - Reception follows
  • 5 CE credits
  • PROGRAM/AGENDA - The program is free of charge and includes lunch and a reception. Please pre-register and advise dentalce@columbia.edu if your plans change.
  • This free course is generously co-sponsored with an educational grant from Colgate-Palmolive Co., and planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program through joint efforts between Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, the Association of Dental Alumni and the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of OKU.

Nov. 9, '17

Westchester & Connecticut Alumni Fall Meeting: Aesthetic Improvement of Lower Third of the Face and Neck

Alumni reps Drs. Bazdekis, Bijoor, and Mathews host the Fall Alumni Study Club. Speaker Dr. David Momtaheni discusses how you can improve orthodontic and cosmetic dental practices by combing 3-D facial prediction analysis and, in selective cases, a minimally invasive, lower-third of the face esthetic improvement. This presentation will teach you to assess facial esthetic values and functional and non-functional esthetic facial enhancements.

  • Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017 - Evening session: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, includes dinner
  • 2 CE credits

Nov. 15, '17

Implant Study Club: Uptown and Downtown with Implant Problems

Dr. Harold Sussman addresses Apical Implant Pathology - endodontic implant complications and treatment; Dr. Robert Horowitz, assistant clinical professor at NYU College of Dentistry, discusses Cervical Implant Pathology - Peri-implantitis: what the restorative team needs to know regarding diagnosis, treatment and risk reduction through implant and restorative design with treatment options to both support soft tissue and treat bone loss. Participants are encouraged to bring cases to discuss.

  • Wed., Nov. 15, 2017 - Evening session: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes light snack
  • 2 CE credits

Nov. 17, '17

Bernard Moskow Memorial Lecture (in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program)

Hosted by the Division of Periodontics, speakers include Drs. Steven Gold, Kenneth Kornman, Dennis Tarnow, and Panos N. Papapanou.  Topics include: Living Well to 100Multidisciplinary Management of Esthetic Implant Failures-Surgical, Restorative and Orthodontics Solutions, and Periodontal Disease-Lessons from Epidemiology, Pathobiology and Common Sense.

  • Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 - 1:15 pm - 5 pm
  • 3 CE credits for those attending the lectures
  • A reception celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program will follow from 5:00-7:30 pm in the Faculty Club - for CDM faculty, alumni & residents attending the lecture (pre-registration required).
  • Honorary Alumni Award Recipients: Drs. Kenneth Kornman and Dennis Tarnow; Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Drs. Kenneth Siegel, David Gelb, William Levine, Michael Bolden, Janet Stoupel-Lerman, Jean Weng, Julie Connolly and Dana Wolf. 
  • Inquiries: Office of Alumni Relations (212) 305-6881
  • ANNIVERSARY DONATION: click here to make a gift in honor of the 70th Anniversary of Postdoctoral Periodontics.

Nov. 24, '17

Greater New York Dental Meeting - Columbia CDM Friday afternoon session (in Spanish) 

Moderated by Dr. Claudia Cruz, with Dr. Nurit Bittner - Avances, Controversias y Complicaciones en Rehabilitaciones Estéticas con el uso de Implantes Dentales; Dr. Elena Sanz - Consiguiendo una Sonrisa Estética Mediante Técnicas Periodontales; Dr. Luis Fujimoto - La Interface Gingival Restauradora en Odontología de Implantes; and Dr. Carlos Castro - Sinergia Ortho - Prostho en la Zona Estética - Los Detalles que Importan.

  • Fri. Nov. 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 2 CE credits
  • Click here to Register thru GNYDM - Course 1050 - $40
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, '17 Advanced Topics in Orthodontics: International Mini-Residency Seminar (in Spanish) - CANCELLED

Fri., Dec. 8, '17

8th Annual Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium: Newest Innovations in Implant Therapy

With Scientific Chairman Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Dr. Kenneth Judy, and implant experts: Dr. Peter Borsay, Dr. Joseph Carpentieri, Dr. Hugo De Bruyn, Dr. David Garber, Dr. Salah Huwais, Dr. Massimo Simion, Dr. John Sorensen and Dr. Homa Zadeh. Includes an exhibit hall featuring the latest innovations in implant technology. 

  • Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:50 am - 5:30 pm; Doors open at 7:30 am
  • 8 CE credits (4 CE for each 1/2 day session)
  • Detailed Agenda; ICOI awards end of day
  • Lerner Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus at West 115th Street, NYC
  • Registration form - thru ICOI office, Tel.: 1-(800) 442-0525 or 1-(973)-783-6300. Current members can register online - if you experience any issues such as "web under construction" please continue online and the system should work. Alternatively, call their offices directly or email ICOI@dentalimplants.com or contact CDM CE office below.
  • Questions or assistance - CDM CE office, Tel: 1(212) 305-7124; dentalce@columbia.edu
  • Includes Exhibitor Hall: BioHorizons; Boca Dental Supply LLC; Dentatus USA Ltd.; Dentium USA; Dentsply Sirona Implants; Garfield Refining Co.; Geistlich Pharma North America; Hiossen; Impladent Ltd.; Implant Direct; Integrated Dental Systems; Jason J. Kim Dental Aesthetics; Karl Schumacher Dental; Laschal Surgical Instruments Inc.; Osteogenics Biomedical Inc.; Salvin Dental; Southern Implants; Straumann; Vershah LLC; and Zimmer Biomet North America

Jan. 24, '18

Implant Study Club: Modification of Immediate Placement/Immediate Load Protocol 

Dr. James Fine and Dr. Frank Valdinoto discuss the latest topics, technologies and issues held at CUMC. Small group setting, participants are encouraged to bring cases to discuss.

  • Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes a light snack
  • 2 CE credits

Feb. 2, '18

Practical Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office

This course will provide you with an overview of infectious diseases encountered in the dental environment. This course satisfies the New York State Board of Dentistry requirement for re-licensure.

Feb. 2, '18

CPR Re-certification

This course will provide re-certification for those previously certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association.

  • Fri., Feb.2, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Presbyterian Hospital - 10th Floor, 622 W. 168th St.
  • 3 CE credits

March 2, '18

The Dr. Irving Naidorf Annual Memorial Lecture 2018: Scenography of the Dentin-Pulp Interface

Guest Speaker Professor Eduardo Couve, University of Valparaiso, Chile.

  • Fri., March 2, 2018, 10 am-12 pm
  • CDM Endo Faculty/Endo Staff/Endo Residents - complimentary
  • CDM Endo Alumni: $75, includes lunch. Checks made payable to Columbia University Endodontics, Contact Steve Harris, sh298@columbia.edu
  • 2 CE credits

March 6, '18

Implant Study Club: How a Better Understanding of Bone Biology Improves Implant Success Rates 

Course Director Dr. James Fine and Guest Speaker Dr. John Grbic provide an in-depth review of bone biology. Includes a discussion of the latest related updates, technologies and issues. Small group setting, participants are encouraged to bring cases to discuss.

  • Tues., March 6, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes a light snack
  • Held at ColumbiaDoctors, 51 W. 51st St., NYC - great opportunity to view the midtown facility.
  • 2 CE credits

March 9-11, '18

Managing Complex Esthetic & Implant Cases (3 days, Fri-Sun)

Bring your practice to the next level in cosmetic rehabilitation -  expand your patient base and keep existing patients fully satisfied. Understand why and how cases succeed with lectures and a hands-on, model-based workshop.  AGENDA - includes an update on new ceramic materials-their clinical management, cementation and removal; esthetic veneer temporization and preparation workshop; aesthic crown lengthening; socket preservation; single unit posterior restorations; and more.

March 12, '18

Queens & Long Island Alumni Study Club:  Augmentation to the Maxilla and Mandible Prior to Dental Implant Placement

Join Alumni Rep. Dr. Karen Lewkowitz '82 for an evening of networking, dining and education. Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Perrino covers basic pre-operative evaluation to comprehensive surgical treatment for dental implant placement. Soft and hard tissue analysis and deficiency, planning and treatment will also be reviewed.

  • Mon., March 12, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
  • 2 CE credits
  • Held in Great Neck, Long Island

April 10, '18

4D Guided Implantology in the Atrophic Edentulous Zones: The Art & Science

Guest presenter Yong-Han Koo, DDS '01.

  • Tues., April 10, 2018 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • 1 CE credit

April 11,'18

2018 Birnberg Research Program - Birnberg Lecture

Speaker and Birnberg Research Awardee Jeannette M. Wing, PhD, Director of the CU Data Science Institute, will present the Birnberg Lecture in the Vagelos Education Center-Rm. 201. The CDM Faculty & Student reception with panel discussion follows,  after which postdoctoral and predoctoral students will showcase posters representing their research in Bard Hall Lounge (Judging Session 2:15-3:30pm; Open Session 3:45-4:50pm). 

  • Wed., April 11, 2018 - Lecture 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 1 CE credit

April 14, '18

Annual Patricia McLean Symposium for the Dental Hygienist - registration is still available

Common and Unusual Oral Pathologic Lesions - Columbia CDM alumna Olga A. C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH, covers oral pathology. Multiple lesions encountered by the dental professional plus a variety of lesions rarely seen in the clinical setting will be presented. How the Dental Team Can Coordinate Care with Nutritionists is shared by June Levine, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Section of Population Oral Health, Columbia CDM.

  • Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
  • 5 CE credits
  • Click here for course brochure - agenda, course objectives, speaker bios and registration form
  • Open to all dental professionals - dental teams encouraged to attend
  • The morning lecture with Ms. Olga Ibsen is sponsored by: Philips/Sonicare

April 18, '18

Implant Study Club: How to Better Read and Interpret Cone Beam Scans

Dr. James Fine and Dr. Cleber Silva provide a thorough review on the basics of how to clearly interpret patients' cone beam scans. Small group setting, participants are encouraged to bring examples and cases to discuss.

  • Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, includes a light snack
  • 2 CE credits

April 20, '18

CDM Reunion Day - Honoring classes ending in '3s and '8s

The program includes morning CE workshops, a networking brunch, and a featured talk by Prof. Joachim Frank, 2017 Nobel Prizewinner in Chemistry. Distinguished Alumni awards will be presented to Dr. Dana Graves '80,  Dr. Laureen Langer '82, Perio '84, and Dr. Uri Hangorsky '74. Events will conclude with a cocktail reception in the Center for Precision Dental Medicine.

  • Fri., April 20, 2018 - 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • For further details: Melissa Welsh (mmw7@columbia.edu)
April 18-21, '18

Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment

Course Directors Sharon R. Akabas, PhD, Louis J. Aronne, MD, Ari Shechter, PhD, and Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD.

  • Wed., April 18-Sat. April 21, 2018 
  • CDE credits provided
April 25, '18

Westchester & Connecticut Alumni Spring Meeting: Modern Composite Techniques for the Anterior

Alumni reps Drs. Bazdekis, Bijoor, and Mathews host Guest Speaker Dr. Arthur Volker, DDS '03 as he discusses aspects of aesthetics determinants and systematized preparation protocols such as isolation and particle abrasion for carious and non-carious restorations. Understand the methodologies available for direct composite, including layering and injection molding.

  • Wed., April 25, 2018 - Evening session: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, includes dinner
  • 2 CE credits
  • Held in Rye, New York
May 1, '18

Annual OKU Lecture: Honest Evidence of Scale - Learning from Hundreds of Millions of Patient Records

Guest speaker George Hripcsak, MD, MS, Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Director of Medical Informatics Services, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 

  • Tues., May 1, 2018 -:5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Reception to follow.
  • 1 CE credit - Pre-registration required for all attendees 
  • Course flyer
May 2, '18

The Sidney L. Horowitz Lecture in Orthodontics: Regulation of Tooth Number and Shape by Conserved Signaling Pathways

Guest speaker Dr. Irma Thesloff, Professor Emerita, University of Helsinki. 

May 11, '18

2nd Annual Howell Archard Endowed Lecture in Oral & Craniofacial Pathology: Management of Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis in the Temporomandibular Joint

Recent recognition of the markedly high prevalence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) coupled with the significant morbidity associated with TMJ damage has prompted increased interest in both the clinical and pathological aspects of TMJ arthritis. Course Directors: Dr. Sidney Eisig and Dr. Angela Yoon. Speakers include Lisa Imundo, MD; Mildred C. Embree, DMD, PhD; Daniel Perez, DDS; and Sidney Eisig, DDS. 

May 25, '18

29th Annual Benjamin Tenenbaum Memorial Lecture: Improving Periodontal Disease Classification for Precision Oral Health Center

Guest Speaker Dr. James D. Beck, PhD, WR Kenan Jr., Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

  • Fri., May 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 1 CE credit
  • Course flyer

June 8, '18

The Thomas Cangialosi Annual Orthodontic Alumni Meeting: The Management of Craniofacial Patients

Join the Orthodontic Alumni Society of Columbia University and guest speakers: Dr. Candice Zemnick discusses Maxillofacial Rehabilitation-Intraoral and Extraoral Prostheses and Dr. Pradip Shetye reviews Orthodontic and Surgical Management of Complex Craniofacial Anomalies.

Oct. 3, '18

Implant Study Club: Drugs and Pharmacology (Antibiotics, Pain Medication, Steroid and Opioid Use) - only a few seats left!

with Dr. James B. Fine and Dr. John Grbic

  • Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 2 CE hours
  • Held at ColumbiaDoctors, 51 West 51st Street, NYC

Oct. 14, '18

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice

Take one or more of these Sunday morning CE lectures and hands-on, model-based training sessions. Course Director Dr. Philip Kang oversees each class focusing on different surgical methods. This first session covers Atraumatic Extraction and Socket/Ridge Preservation

  • Starts Sun., Oct. 14, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • Take one or more classes - every third class taken receives a series discount
  • Course brochure
  • This session sponsored in part with material support from: Geistlich and Zimmer Biomet
  • 3 CE hours per session

Nov. 4, '18

Essential Surgeries to Grow Your Dental Practice: #2 - Implant Surgery for the General Practitioner

Take one or more of these Sunday morning classes. Course Director Dr. Philip Kang oversees each session focusing on different surgical methods. Lectures with strong emphasis on hands-on, model-based training. See course brochure for details.

  • Sunday morning, Nov. 4, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
  • Every third class taken receives a series discount
  • This session sponsored in part with material support from: Dentium and Salvin Dental
  • 3 CE hours per session

Nov. 7, '18

Implant Study Club: Digital Workflow for Full Mouth Rehabilitation

with Dr. Candice Zemnick.

  • Wed., Nov. 7, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 2 CE hours
  • Held at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, West 168th Street, NYC

Nov. 10, '18

Internal Medicine for Dentists

Patients today present to the dental office with a large number of co-morbidities that can affect care, oral health, and outcomes. The purpose of this course is to discuss the management of patients with systemic disease. Course Director Dr. Alia Koch explains Endocrine and MRONJ; Dr. Sidney Eisig covers G1/Immunological Diseases; Dr. Bridget Ferguson addresses Oncology and Neuro/Psych; and Dr. Michael Perrino reviews Cardiac and Renal issues.

  • Sat. Nov. 10, 2018 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 4 CE hours
   

FUTURE Courses

2018

Participant feedback - CE sessions

Please let us know if there are topics or speakers you would like to see in future CE courses - we welcome those that will help expand your professional knowledge, hone your skills, and positively enhance your practice productivity.

  • CE credits awarded for hours of participation where applicable