Course Descriptions




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Dr. Mia Geisinger

OCTOBER 21, 2022 - 8:00 AM - 2:30:PM (6 HOURS OF CE CREDIT)


Don’t Get Screwed by Periimplantitis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Periimplantitis and Peri-Implant Mucositis and Brace Yourself! Decision-Making for Orthodontic Treatment and Periodontal Care In Patients With Periodontal Diseases and Malocclusion with Mia Geisinger, DDS, MS

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Periimplantitis and Peri-Implant Mucositis Course Description: This course seeks to establish the best practices for preventing and treating common complications for dental implants and to establish appropriate maintenance protocols to establish and maintain health for implant patients.

Brace Yourself! Decision-Making for Orthodontic Treatment and Periodontal Care In Patients With Periodontal Diseases and Malocclusion Course Description: This course will elucidate the decision-making
process and sequencing for periodontal and orthodontic treatment in patients with both malocclusion and
periodontal diseases/conditions.


Treatment planning sessions will be case-based. All discussions will be moderated. 


November 9, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Learning Objectives:

Don't Get Screwed by Peri-implantitis attendees will:


  • Assess risk factors for periimplantitis and identify high- and low-risk patients before, during, and after implant placement and restoration 

  • Identify and implement patient-centered, customized supportive therapy to reduce rates of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis in patients with dental implants

  • Discuss the importance of preventive strategies for peri-implantitis

  • Develop strategies to detect both biologic and prosthetic implant complications early and intervene appropriately to reduce attachment and implant loss in at-risk patients

Brace Yourself! attendees will:

Critically assess the effects of periodontal inflammation on orthodontic tooth movement and the implications
for orthodontic treatment in individuals with periodontitis
Discuss the optimal sequencing for nonsurgical and surgical periodontal care in individuals undergoing
orthodontic tooth movement
Evaluate the impact of periodontal phenotype alteration and/or gingival recession treatment for individuals
undergoing orthodontic tooth movement
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of orthodontic tooth extrusion for implant site preparation at
hopeless teeth with esthetic compromise

Dr. Mia Geisinger is a professor of periodontology and the director of the advanced education program in periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She received her DDS degree from Columbia University. Dr. Geisinger is a member of the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute Board of Directors, a past chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, and is on the executive committee of the American Academy of Periodontology. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Disclosures: None


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Dr. Nathaniel Lawson

JANUARY 6, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6 HOURS OF CE CREDIT)


An Update To Dental Ceramics and Materials and Techniques To Improve Posterior Composites with
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

An Update To Dental Ceramics Course Description: This course will teach you how to select and handle different types of ceramic materials that are currently used in dentistry; aims to simplify the process of bonding ceramics and provide clinicians with a protocol that can be used to bond any type of dental ceramic; and will review the best clinical practices based on research studies.

Materials and Techniques To Improve Posterior Composites Course Description: Posterior composite restorations remain the bread-and-butter procedure of many general dentists. Although this procedure may seem trivial, there are many clinical factors which lead to a long-lasting restoration, including diagnosis, isolation, caries
removal, cavity preparation, use of liner, matrix and wedge placement, bonding technique, composite placement, and finishing and polishing. This course aims to review the techniques for each of these steps based on current evidence.


Treatment planning sessions will be case-based. All discussions will be moderated. 



FEBRUARY 1, 2023

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Learning Objectives:

An Update To Dental Ceramics attendees will:

  • Review the different types of dental ceramic materials

  • Learn how to choose a ceramic material for anterior restorations

  • Learn preparation and design considerations for posterior crowns and bridges

  • Learn strategies to adjust, polish, and cut off ceramic crowns

  • Review indications for bonding dental ceramics

  • Be presented a protocol for preparing the surface of ceramic crowns

  • Learn how to classify types of cements used for adhesive bonding

Materials and Techniques to Improve Posterior Composites attendees will:

  • Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints

  • Discover materials and techniques to promote a long-lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration

  • Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact

Dr. Nathaniel Lawson is the director of the division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in biomedical engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on more than 75 clinical and laboratory research grants, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and research
abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He serves on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice. Disclosures: 3M, Kuraray, Dentsply, DMG, GC America, Doxa, Vista Apex, Glidewell, Digital Dental, Pulpdent, Kerr, Microcopy Dental, Bisco, Clinician's Choice, Procter & Gamble



APRIL 7, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (6 HOURS OF CE CREDIT)
Into The Modern Age of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry with Matthew Fien, DDS, and Israel Puterman, DMD, MSD
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to present contemporary protocols, techniques, and materials that can be utilized to improve clinical outcomes in periodontal surgery. A comparison of workflows for various procedures will be reviewed. The topics that will be discussed include guided bone regeneration, soft tissue augmentation, and implant placement for simple as well as complex cases.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will:
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  • Review and compare advancements in digital Implant dentistry to traditional analog techniques. Multiple workflows for treatment of simple, as well as complex, implant cases will be presented to illustrate the wide 
    variety of treatment options that we have available to us
  • Be presented advancements in bone grafting materials and techniques to highlight the use of resorbable membranes, various stabilization techniques, and the use of biologics to enhance the handling of our regenerative materials and ultimately improve predictability
  • Review and compare advancements in soft tissue grafting protocols to various commercially available soft tissue alternatives currently on the market. Applicable techniques, handling advice, and case selection for the use of these soft tissue alternatives will be presented

Dr. Matthew Fien graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2006. He then received his specialty training in periodontics from Nova Southeastern University and his diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in 2009. He maintains a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with a special focus on hard and soft tissue regenerative and implant dentistry. Dr. Fien has been published in various well-respected dental journals and he is currently involved in a variety of ongoing clinical research projects. In 2017, Dr. Fien co-developed a series of hands-on guided bone regeneration and soft tissue management courses. He also enjoys lecturing at Nova Southeastern University and other post graduate dental programs throughout the US and abroad and serves as a key opinion leader and consultant for several industry leaders. Disclosures: Snoasis Medical

Dr. Israel Puterman, originally from Montreal, Canada, received his DMD from Boston University. He then attended Loma Linda University, where he received two residency certificates over five years: one in implant dentistry and one in periodontics, as well as a master of science degree. As part of his dual residency training, he obtained expertise in the surgical, prosthetic and laboratory phases of implant cases, and he has limited his private practice in the Washington, DC area to the surgical fields of implant dentistry, bone and soft tissue regeneration and periodontics. Dr. Puterman is a published author in various journals, He lectures nationally on topics related to implant esthetics, the surgical side of digital dentistry, ridge augmentation, complex treatment planning, and the use of 3D microscopy in clinical practice. He has been honored as a Best of Washingtonian Periodontist since 2011. You can follow his work on Instagram under the account @implantsdc. Disclosures: None

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Dr. Matthew Fien

Dr. Israel Puterman


Treatment planning sessions will be case-based. All discussions will be moderated. 



APRIL 26, 2023

7:00 - 9:00 PM

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2022  | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
with Stacey Singleton

The purpose of this course is to prepare dental auxiliaries for the DANB®
Radiation Health and Safety Exam® as a pathway to applying to the Maine Board of Dental Practice for Dental Radiographer licensure. This course will be lecture-based* and will primarily focus on the four content areas of the exam to include: patient assessment and preparation for radiographs; safety management of radiography equipment and radiography regulations; policies, practice and procedures to ensure patient and operator safety; and infection control procedures related to patient care, particularly dental radiography. Additionally, participants will be provided with guidance for applying to take the exam, study resources, and the process for applying to the State of Maine to obtain licensure upon successful exam completion.

Stacey Singleton has been in the dental field for the past 25 years. she is a certified and expanded function dental assistant in Maine and New Hampshire. She also holds her business administration degree and is the practice administrator for Harborside Dental and York County Pediatric Dentistry in Wells. Stacey has been certified by the Nation Oral and Maxillofacial Anesthesia Board and is an active member with the American Association of Dental Office Management, where she earned her Fellowship. She is currently the Southern Maine AADOM Chapter President. She is an adjunct professor at a local community college and enjoys teaching dental programs, as well as volunteering within the dental and school communities.


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Accepted Program Provider

FAGD / MAGD Credit

05/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

The Maine Dental Association 
is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider