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The New York State Dental Association is the voice of the dental profession in New York State. Since its founding in 1868, dental professionals have relied on NYSDA to represent them in legislature, advance the profession and set the highest ethical standards for practice.

NYSDA is the New York State constituent of the American Dental Association. This powerful partnership is enhanced by our 13 local component dental associations and societies that make up our state. Members enjoy many benefits at all three levels, and there are countless ways to get involved.

Oral health is critical to overall health, and NYSDA strives to deliver that message every day.


Upcoming Events Across NYS

Next Level Esthetics and Predictability: Merging Traditional Cosmetic Dentistry with the Latest Materials and Technology

  • Fri, May 27, 2022 | 7:30 AM - Fri, May 27, 2022 | 3:30 PM
  • Location: The Tioga Downs Casino
  • Address: 2384 West River Road, Nichols, NY
  • Contact: Timothy D. Smith, Executive Director
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Phone: (607) 724-1781

Sponsor: Sixth District Dental Society
Speaker: Gary Radz, DDS
Credits: 6.5
Meals: Continental Breakfast, Lunch
Cost: Member Dentist $260; Non-Member Dentist $360; Non-Dentist $75

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Event Description:

In today’s dental market it is now assumed that every general dentists is a cosmetic dentist. It is critical in an effort to meet patients’ expectations to have a through understanding of the latest materials, techniques, and technologies. Advances in porcelain technologies now provide us with exceptional durable materials that can create excellent esthetic results. This course will discuss the old and new options for crowns, bridges and veneers and the indications for each. Materials and techniques to help 773.318.6657 maximize success rates will be presented. Additionally, new technologies that can improve efficiency and patient satisfaction will be reviewed including a discussion on how these can be incorporated into your practice. The goal of this program is for each attendee to leave with many different pearls that can be immediately implemented into his/her practice immediately.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discussion of why core build-ups and post and cores are critical to success.
  • Review of the materials available for crown and bridge cases, including the indications and limitations of each.
  • Presentation on proven techniques to create beautiful, conservative porcelain veneers; including a discussion on the potential applications of NoPrep veneers.
  • Introduction to Digital Dentures and the techniques required.
  • Discussion of the application of dental lasers to enhance case outcomes.
  • Opportunities to improve your workflow and operatory efficiencies by incorporating digital impressions into your office
7:30 am - Registration
7:30 – 8:00 am - Exhibitors Hall Open
8:00 am - Session begins
8:00 – 9:00 am - Continental breakfast
Mid-morning break (at speaker’s discretion) - 20 minutes
12:00 pm - Lunch followed by a brief membership meeting
1:00 – 3:30 pm - Remainder of the presentation

cover with masthead and imagine of classroom of studentsNYSDA News Features Young Dentists Making a Difference
In his award-winning essay, dental resident Dr. Shalom Benzaquen explains his motivation for joining an humanitarian mission to Uganda. It had to do with giving back for benefits he had received when he needed them. You can read about Dr. Benzaquen’s volunteer service in the May NYSDA News, now online here. Read also about another young dentist, Dr. Dalal Alhajji, who is attracting attention as a leader in the field of dental oncology.  And learn about an important new study out of NYU College of Dentistry that found a link between dental implant failures and penicillin allergies. All of this and more in the May NYSDA News.