Scientific Seminar

Chelsea Piers, NY
Pier Sixty - Get Directions

Regretfully, the NGSAMD in response to the health crisis from the Covd-19 virus has had to cancel the Scientific Seminar.


We are hard at work redeveloping our next program at Chelsea Piers when it is safe to do so. 

Program chair, Richard Smith and his committee are developing a complete and comprehensive program of interest to members and guests from all specialties as well as technologists.


We wish you all safety and health and we look forward to when we can reconnect with our colleagues and friends the way we have for over 50 years.


Best Regards,


Howard Livers, D.D.S.

President, NGS Academy of Multidisciplinary Dentistry

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast with Sponsors

8:45 AM - Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - Sundeep Rawal, DMD

9:50 AM - Jacobo Somoza,DDS

10:35 AM - Coffee Break with Sponsors

11:20 AM - Marcus Abboud, DDS, PhD

12:10 PM - Luncheon and Business Meeting

2:00 PM - Bruno Azevedo, DDS, MS

2:50 PM - Robert A. Horowitz, DDS
3:40 PM - Oren Tepper, MD

4:30 PM - Cocktail Reception with Sponsors

“Innovations in Digital Workflow”

Speaker: Sundeep Rawal, DMD

Digital technologies are changing how clinicians offer therapy to patients.  The incorporation of these innovations allow for more ease, less time to teeth, and more predictable outcomes and there is no treatment modality that has benefitted more from these applications then full arch fixed implant therapies.  From diagnosis and design, to execution of treatment protocols, the use of technology pervades all aspects of the treatment workflow.  Discussion will highlight iOS technologies which have allowed for the streamlining of data acquisition giving clinicians the ability to combine multiple clinical appointments to manufacturing innovations such as printed titanium frameworks and milled acrylic hybrid technologies to promote efficient and predictable restorations.  Together, this suite of state of the art technologies allow for optimal restorative excellence.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sundeep Rawal is a private practice prosthodontist at Florida Prosthodontics, PA in the central Florida area.  He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, USA in 2006 and completed his training in Prosthodontics at the University of California San Francisco in 2009 where he was exposed to the most current technologies shaping dentistry.  He has worked extensively to utilize CAD/CAM technologies within the scope of clinical dentistry and enhance his patients’ restorative treatments.  He has lectured across the USA as well as internationally with over 500+ engagements over the years, and published numerous papers in various dental journals and other publications.  Dr. Rawal is a Past President of the Brevard County Dental Society, and of the Florida Prosthodontic Association as well as an officer for the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando. He is also an officer in the Central District Dental Association and delegate to the Florida Dental Association.  He has held numerous positions with national organizations such as the American College of Prosthodontists.  He is a co-founder of the Digital Dentistry Institute, a leading contemporary education entity with courses all over the world dedicated to innovations and technology in dentistry.  He is currently in private practice with four office locations in central Florida in Orlando and east to the Beaches.



“Digital Multidisciplinary Dentistry”

Speaker: Jacobo Somoza,DDS

Today we can integrate and orientate facially all areas of dentistry, from restorative dentistry  to orthodothic diagnosis and treatment. 

The lecture will present digital work-flow and the protocols and the protocols developed over recent  years to achieve correct integration of all areas of dentistry. Today all can be facially guided, not only through Implant Guided Surgery, but in an incredible way doing everything really predictable, and faster. We can say today that the digital work-flow is more advanced than the traditional one.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Jacobo Somoza Román received his Degree in Dentistry from the "Instituto Superior das Ciencias da Saude-Norte", Porto Portugal. He qualified as a Specialist in Aesthetic Dentistry at the  Faculty of Dentistry of the Complutense University of Madrid. He is currently a Professor of the Clinical Implantology course at the Autonomous University of Madrid as well as Director of the Jacobo Somoza Institute.

Dr. Somoza is a member of many scientific societies such as The Spanish Society of Stomatological Prostheses (SEPES) and the Spanish Sleep Society (SES).  He lectures nationally  and internationally courses in Digital Dentistry, Aesthetics and Implantology.



“Realty and Myth Implant Bed Preparation Procedures: A Clinical Guide”

Speaker: Marcus Abboud, DDS, PhD

Recent studies evaluating the consequences of site preparation led us to rethink the design of bone-cutting drills, especially those intended for implant site preparation. The aim is to utilize highly efficient clinical protocols in combination with the preservation of bone viability at the osteotomy site. Safe and efficient clinical protocols allow for fast restorative loading protocols with predictable results.

The common drilling and tapping procedures for the conformation of the implant bed can impact the surrounding bone viability. The main purposes of drilling are to provide fixation for the implant in the apical portion and/or fixation to the lateral walls of the surrounding bone. This mechanical fixation delivers short-term primary stability. Primary stability after implant placement can be measured with a variety of devices today, which helps the clinician to take an educated decision which treatment might be possible or best in this specific scenario. What we cannot evaluate today is the long-term effect of the implant bed preparation:Depending on the drilling technique, drilling materials, drill bit geometry or bone characteristics, a greater or lesser degree of thermal and mechanical injury can occur.Temperature rises during the bone drilling procedure can easily reach threshold temperature, above which necrosis of human bone will take place. Any critical thermal damage will result in increased bone remodeling and an extended healing period that is delaying the osseointegration process. Clinicians cannot estimate the amount of thermal damage and the associated prolonged healing period at the time of implant placement. Creating a safe IBP with healthy bone cells surrounding the implant can certainly be a key ingredient for implant success and the subsequent restorative approach.

Various clinical approaches to implant site preparation and the related thermal damage including the clinical consequences will be illuminated in this lecture: a) conventional drilling, which is the gradual expansion of the osteotomy site by sequential increments of the drill diameter; b) simplified drilling, which consists of the reduction in the number of drills through the use of a pilot drill followed by a final drill; c)biological drilling, which consists of low speed drilling without irrigation for incremental site preparation; d) single bur drilling, performed with specially designed drills and external irrigation.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Marcus Abboud graduated from the University of Bonn (Germany) in 1996 and started his Prosthodontic residency there in 1997. In 2000 he received his PhD in dentistry/Prosthodontics. From 2001 - 2003 he worked in the Department of Dental Research (Material Science) at the University of Bonn before joining the Oral Surgery Certificate Program in 2003. He successfully completed the program in 2007. Dr. Abboud received his Expert Certification in CBCT Technology and Diagnostics in 2010 from the Dental Medical Association Nordrhein.

Dr. Abboud has authored over 60 publications, research articles and book chapters. He has lectured extensively on CAD/CAM technology, digital dentistry, implantology, bone grafting, guided surgery and CBCT/CT diagnostic imaging and has been involved in research for over 18 years. He holds multiple patents, being used in various countries, which provide new solutions for dentistry.

Dr. Abboud was the Founding Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (NY, USA) from 2011-2016. During this time period he established 3 specialty programs (Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) and a productive research and education operation. From July 2016 to September 2019 he was Full Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The UK digital dentistry initiative has increased the number of student applications within 2 years. In combination with higher clinical revenues the digital dentistry program has been a tremendous success for UK. The digital dentistry initiative results in over 1000 new patient phone calls a week, a new patient population and a steep increase in clinical procedures. Since September 2019 he is working as the Founding Member of Loocid LLC, a medical & dental innovation company.







“New Trends in Advanced Imaging in Dentistry”

Speaker: Bruno Azevedo, DDS, MS

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging is one of the most important diagnostic tools during the initial treatment planning and management of various types of dental procedures. This course will demonstrate how high-resolution 3D imaging can positively affect all phases of treatment and how it can be combined with upcoming digital technologies such intra-oral scanning and 3D printing. This dynamic lecture will guide you through specific steps on how to manipulate and interpret CBCT scans  in order to maximize radiographic interpretation and how to integrate 3D scans with other imaging modalities. We will discuss how integration of multiple imaging modalities and digital technologies can lead to more predictability and better outcomes of dental treatment plans.  

About the Speaker:

Dr. Bruno Azevedo is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology clinic at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and is one of the most active speakers regarding CBCT imaging in in North America. Dr. Azevedo operates an intramural CBCT imaging facility at the University of Louisville and provides consulting services in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology with emphasis on 3D imaging and 3D printing.








“Bone Grafts, Barriers and Growth Enhancers used in Implant Dentistry: What We Know From Clinical Cases Literature and Histology”

Speaker: Robert A. Horowitz, DDS

To assist in guided bone regeneration, the surgeon must incorporate specific principles and materials in the surgical site.  In conjunction with appropriate bone replacement graft materials, growth enhancers and bioactive barriers will lead to vascular ingrowth, vital bone formation on the residual graft particles and, ideally, resorption or re-ossification of the bone graft particles placed in the site.    

Biologic modifiers that are incorporated in graft procedures can assist in multiple aspects of guided bone regeneration.  Placental allografts used as barriers, blood harvested autologous materials and ground dentin are some of the materials that have shown promise in our field.  Recombinant human PDGF has been shown to enable regeneration in both periodontal and implant surgically related procedures. 

Numerous cases will be shown demonstrating the advantages of these materials to optimize gingival and bone regeneration in periodontal and implant-related sites.  Results will include histologic, 3D volumetric and histomorphometric analysis.  Guidelines will be given to enable surgeons to pick the appropriate materials to improve their results.



About the Speaker:

Dr. Robert Horowitz graduated from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 1982. He then completed a GPR at New Rochelle Hospital, a Post Graduate Specialty Program in Periodontics at the Manhattan VA Hospital and a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at NYUCD.   In addition to clinical practice, he has been conducting research in implant surfaces and designs, bone regenerative grafts and procedures, minimally invasive surgery, growth enhancers and more. He has authored numerous publications and book chapters. He has international teaching appointments and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Oral Surgery at NYUCD.  Dr. Horowitz delivers lectures and hands on courses internationally on a regular basis.  He continues to conduct research along with his international colleagues on bone regeneration, growth enhancers, biomaterials and other aspects of periodontal and implant-related therapies.





“Maxillary Anterior/Lip Surgery”

Speaker: Oren Tepper, MD

This didactic session will focus on the overlap of plastic surgery and dentistry, addressing various areas that include both facial aesthetics and reconstruction. Topics to be discussed include traditional and evolving concepts in facial aesthetics and aging, the use of digital technology for treatment planning (3D simulation, printing, and augmented reality).  We will also discuss exciting new opportunities for collaboration among these two specialties to create a  natural and beautiful smile, as well as drive new patients to your practice.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Oren Tepper is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His approach to plastic surgery is entirely unique, offering an all-inclusive outlook balancing traditional beauty concepts with modern day cutting-edge technology. He is a pioneer in stem cell therapy and 3D surgical innovation, including 3D printing and virtual reality. These advances have revolutionized patient care and earned him national and international awards.

Dr.Tepper’s passion for aesthetic surgery coupled with renowned expertise in reconstructive surgery makes him a recognized leader in the field. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences worldwide, and has authored of over fifty textbook chapters and journal articles. He is the Director of Aesthetic Surgery & Craniofacial Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, and is highly dedicated to surgical education/training as an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Tepper recently received international acclaim for his role in the successful separation of conjoined twins Jadon and Anais McDonald.  The historic event of separating two young boys attached at the head was featured as a CNN exclusive and an Emmy award-winning documentary (“Special Report: Separated: Saving the Twins”; air date 6/23/2017).

Dr. Tepper completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated among the top of his class at the New York University School of Medicine, and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society, along with being the sole recipient of an award for excellence based on scholarship and character.




Meeting Sponsored by the NGS Academy of Multidisciplinary Dentistry


Additional Sponsoring:

Diamond Level

Straumann USA

Gold Level
Brasseler, Inc.

Garfield Refining Company
Henry Schein, Inc.

Nobel Biocare

Singular Anesthesia Services
Zimmer Biomet



This Meeting Qualifies for 6 hours of continuing education by the CERP of the ADA

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