The Hottest New Materials, Technology and Techniques in dentistry will be discussed in this program. These new products and devices are Now available and they will be changing the way we all practice dentistry. New technologies will be presented that have the potential to find disorders in the tissues and teeth earlier than ever before. The ability to have earlier diagnostic capabilities to assist in less invasive techniques matched with products that can assist in strengthening and restoring damaged tooth structure will be shown. The implementation of various interactive devices and software to assist with patient treatment understanding and acceptance will be very advantageous to running a successful business. Advances in teeth whitening delivery methods will be discussed as to allow for better compliance and a competitive edge on over the counter whitening systems. Various new restorative materials will be presented that can actually enhance the longevity of restorations as well as cut down or eliminate sensitivity. Tools and treatments available to our patients to help eliminate and or reduce the potential for decay and gum disease will be shown as well. These types of products and more are going to be a must have for practitioners to make dentistry easier and enhance their patients’ health, RIGHT NOW!!
“What’s to Blame for the Pain? Endo, Perio, or Endo-Perio?”
Stephen N. Ferraro, D.D.S.
Practice Limited to Endodontics
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Ferraro’s presentation will begin with a review of three major classes of localized dental infections that share many similarities and, oftentimes, only subtle differences: the localized endodontic abscess; the localized periodontal abscess, and the combined endodontic-periodontal abscess. After describing each of the three localized infections, Dr. Ferraro will discuss the critical importance of being able to understand and identify their key differences in clinical settings, so that accurate diagnoses may be made and appropriate treatment interventions may be rendered. Incorporating true clinical cases in his discussion, Dr. Ferraro will present clinical tips and methods for accurately detecting and diagnosing an acute, localized abscess by class and underlying cause.
About the Doctor:
Dr. Stephen Ferraro grew up in Downey, California. He attended Rio Hondo Elementary, Griffiths Middle, and Warren High Schools. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999, and he obtained his Dental Degree from the University of Southern California in 2003. Stephen went on to complete a two-year residency in Endodontics at the University of Illinois-at Chicago, receiving his specialty certificate in June 2005. Since entering private practice in 2005, Dr. Ferraro has practiced Endodontics in Downey, Sherman Oaks, Montebello, and Santa Monica. In December 2012, Dr. Ferraro successfully completed a multistep, six-year process to attain Board Certification in the specialty of Endodontics, and he is now recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Ferraro currently maintains a full-time practice limited to Endodontics in Downey, California. In his spare time, Steve enjoys outdoor activities such as running, biking, and playing beach volleyball.