New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

October 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Member $975.00
Non-Member $1,100.00
Staff/Auxiliary $975.00
Resident/New Dentist $650.00

General Information

Course Number 0051
Provider New York State AGD Learning Center
Speaker Dr. Eugene Antenucci and Dr. Richard Trushkowsky
Type/Category Participation
Credits 34 MCE

Dramatic advancements in both technology and the applications of these technologies are occurring at such a rapid pace that it is difficult for any practitioner to keep up with the changes. There is not a single area of dentistry that has remained unaffected, to the point that what is being taught in dental schools across the country today (and not 5 or 10 years ago) does not at all resemble the world of possibilities that exist for practitioners.

Here's A Special Offer For You!

Empire State Fall MasterTrack Program 

"Operative Dentistry"

Dates: Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017

        Location: NYSAGD Learning Center, Whitestone, NY. 

            Registration 8:00 am, Lecture 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  

14 MCE Participation Credit Hours

(Participants will receive up to 34 MCE Participation Credit Hours Towards Mastership

Upon Completion of Their Presentation at the Spring 2018 Empire State Masters Program)

This program is open to all dentists including pre-fellows as credit is applied towards Mastership.


Presentation by Dr. Eugene Antenucci - Friday, October 27, 2017

Dr. Eugene Antenucci’s expertise in the clinical integration and utilization of advanced dental technologies has assisted many dentists make sound decisions in working with and profiting from technology in practice. As an international lecturer, his programs have provided hundreds of attendees with concrete and usable information on the practical applications of technologies such as digital impressioning, intra and extra-oral imaging, material selection and utilization in providing esthetic restorations, digital radiography, dental photography,  dental lasers, cone-beam CBCT imaging, office automation, as well as the incorporation of social media and the internet in dental marketing in order to increase a practice’s visibility and flow of new patients.  Dr. Antenucci maintains a full-time restorative, implant and cosmetic private practice on Long Island, N.Y. His state-of-the-art facility and practice was distinguished as “Dental Practice of the Month” by Dental Economics, and “Business of the Year” by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

Course Decription - Image is Everything: Restorative Dentistry From an Entirely New Perspective

The course will include a discussion of digitally produced implant restorations and how digital scanning impressioning technologies fully integrate with 3D cone-beam imaging to plan and deliver prosthetically driven implant prostheses. The presentation is clinically based, providing a sound understanding of ceramic materials such as e.max, Empress and Zirconium in restorative dentistry, and the use of digital impressioning and in-office fabrication techniques in creating restorations. The goal of utilizing and implementing digital impressioning and 3D imaging technologies is improving patient care as well as the efficiency and bottom line of the practice. This seminar will make practical sense of two core dental technologies, and provide practical guidance to practitioners in their use in restorative dentistry. 


Course Objectives:

  • Understand ceramic materials and their practical applications and contra-indications in restorative dentistry – specifically indications for different types of restorations such as IPS Empress, IPS e.max and Zirconium
  • Understand the differences in tooth preparation requirements for ceramic dental restorations vs conventional metal-based restoratives
  • Understand cementation protocols for various ceramic restorative materials
  • Understand the benefits and practical application of digital impressioning for restorative dentistry
  • Become familiar with digital impressioning and scanning chairside, both from lecture discussion and hands-on exercises 
  • Become familiar with Cad Cam acquisition and design software (in this exercise using Planmeca Romexis) for designing and producing restorations
  • Understand how digital dentistry is applied in producing implant restorations
  • Learn the digital workflow for restorative driven implant placement for optimal functional and esthetic restorative outcomes
  • Understand from both lecture discussions and hands-on exercises how 3D Cone Beam imaging fully integrates with digital impressioning to properly plan implant placement and implant-supported restorations.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the applications of 3D cone beam imaging in dentistry
  • Gain insight into how these technologies elevate the stand of care in dentistry as well as provide a positive return on investment for time and capital.

Presentation by Dr. Richard Trushkowsky - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dr Richard Trushkowsky has a private practice in Staten Island for the last 39 Years. He is a professor and Associate Director the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. He has published over 100 articles in a variety of magazines and journals. He is the author of several book chapters and co-editor of two issues of Dental Clinics of North America.  He has presented at many major meetings in the US and internationally. He has fellowships in both the American and International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dental Materials, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the AGD.  He evaluates products for Clinical Research Associates and the Dental Advisor. He  has articles posted on Dental XP in the Xperts section and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

An overview of conservative esthetic restorations

This course will guide the clinician in providing an esthetic evaluation of a patient presenting in their office. A systematic analysis of the patient including macro and micro-esthetic parameters need to be considered. Once all the necessary data is gathered a treatment plan needs to be generated that incorporates the needs of the patient as much as feasible. Proper selection of materials and techniques are key to the longevity of any restoration. This presentation will direct the clinician in all these parameters. A model will have been provided with an onlay preparation. A flexible model technique will be fabricated by the participants. Then a onlay will be made by the clinicians on the resulting die and subsequently bonded on the original preparation.

Course Objectives:

Understanding basic esthetic parameters including the buccal corridor

Proper preparations for veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays

Flexible model technique

Selection of material for restorations

Selection of luting cements

Minimizing sensitivity

Placing posterior composites and achieving good contacts

Understanding bulk fill

 Case Presentations on Pediatric and Special Patient Care will be Sunday, October 29

Course Fee:  AGD Members - $975.00

Non-member - $1100.00

AGD New Dentist - $650.00 

(includes breakfasts. lunches, materials and case presentation session in 6 months)

Course Codes:  250

The Empire State Mastership Track is a “Protocol” program that complies with the standards and guidelines of AGD’s Council on Dental Education. In order to receive full participation credit the participant will be required to do a case presentation based on an in-office procedure that reflects the material taught by the instructor. The fee for this program includes the case presentation session, held approximately 6 months after the initial meeting.  This program is open to all dentists including pre-fellows as credit is applied towards Mastership.

The New York State constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry is an approved PACE provider.  The sponsor's formal CDE programs are acceptable by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and maintenance credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state of provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/01/14 to 12/31/18.  AGD Code#219318