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Dr. Howard Glazer Restorative Dentistry & Materials Paramus, NJ

  • Fellow and Past President, Academy of General Dentistry 
  • Columnist, Dental Economics "I Have It... You Need It" 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th7003 - Forensic Odontology: TV v/s Reality
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, Sidney Marcus Auditorium
Type: Lectures    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 145

In both civil and criminal matters, the trained odontologist is often called upon to aid in the identification of unknowns, interpret bite marks and render an opinion in issues of negligence, matters of fraud, and child abuse. This program will graphically depict incidents in which the forensic odontologists have played a key role in the identification process. Learn to understand the role and responsibilities of the Forensic Odontologist and to apply the use of “routine skills” in assisting forensic issues.

Th6030 - The ABC's of Dentistry: Adhesion, Bioactivity, Composite Resins
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, A406
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 010

Adhesion, Bioactivity, Composite resins: With so many new materials in the marketplace it is essential that the practitioner know the benefits and possible shortcoming of the products available for purchase.

In this course we will compare adhesives to determine which generation of adhesive is best, differentiate between bioactivity and biomimicry, and discuss the advantages of packable and flowable resins.

Friday Courses
Fr6048 - Assisting Essentials All-Day Track
Time: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom F
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00
AGD Code: 550

Dr. Mark Hyman | 8 – 9 a.m.| A Day in The Life of a Top Gun Dental Team

Listen, learn, and laugh your way through a fast-paced, humorous review of "The High Impact Private Practice Dental Assistant." Learn how to capitalize on other skills to improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your team provides. Learn systems you can implement today to lower stress, prevent burn out, and increase your enjoyment of dentistry. 


Ms. Carrie Webber | 9 - 10 a.m. | The Dental Team's Guide to Successful Patient Conversations
Throughout a patient’s experience in your practice there are pivotal touchpoints where conversations can either build a patient’s perception of value in the treatment or diminish it. Learn impactful ways that each member of the team can strengthen their skills.

Ms. Amanda Hill | 10 – 11 a.m. | Disinfection Dash: Mastering Operatory Turnover

Welcome to Disinfection Dash, where we transform operatory clean-up into an adrenaline-pumping challenge! In this fast-paced and witty course, we'll uncover the sneaky spots commonly missed during treatment room disinfection and equip you with effective techniques to ensure every patient and clinician enjoys a safe and hygienic experience.


Lunch is on your own from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Howard Glazer | 12:30 - 2 p.m. | Forensic Odontology: TV v/s Reality
The objective of this presentation is to familiarize the audience with the history of forensic odontology from the early days of Rome to the development of modern-day science. The need, role, and responsibility of the forensic odontologist in both civil and criminal matters will be discussed along with demonstrative cases, including but not limited to the identification of unknown remains, interpretation of bite marks, to rendering an opinion in issues of negligence, matters of fraud, and child abuse.



Mr. Kevin Henry | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Why Dental Assistants are More Important than Ever in 2024
With all the changes going on in our society, including how patients gather their information and mold their perceptions about dentistry, dental assistants have a more important role in patient communication and practice success than ever before. So why are so many feeling underappreciated? We'll discuss that and reveal exactly why dental assistants comprise the backbone of the dental practice in 2024 and beyond.

Fr6055 - Materials for Restorative Not Reparative Dentistry: I Have It...You Need It!
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, A304
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 250

Come on a journey from diagnosis to polish in discussing how we can change from a reparative dentist to true restorative dentist. We will discuss how and what to use to achieve maximum esthetic outcomes that are long-lasting and maintain form and function. Learn what bioactive, biomimicry and antimicrobial materials mean and why we should use such products, what instruments are necessary to prepare, fill and polish restored dentition and what to use for detection and instrumentation to create minimally invasive procedures that will preserve tooth structure.

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