Jay Reznick, DMD, MD

 Jay Reznick, DMD, MD

Jay Reznick, DMD, MD

Friday, April 13, 2012
1. 9 – 12 pm
3 CE Credits
2. 2- 3 pm
1 CE Credit
Recommended for: Dental Team
ODA Courses
Sponsored, in part, by Sirona Dental Systems
1. 3-D Radiographic Imaging in Dentistry with Cone Beam Technology

The following items will be covered during the course:

  1.  Review of current technology in dental imaging.
  2.  Introduction to CT scans and Cone Beam Volumetric Imaging.
  3. Overview of dental Cone Beam imaging systems on the U.S. market.
  4. Cone Beam CT radiographic anatomy.
  5. Applications of Cone Beam Volumetric Imaging in dental practice.
  6. Introduction to CT Guided Implant Surgery.
  7. CT Guided case studies
  8. Medical and dental insurance codes for CBCT.
  9. The future of 3-D dental imaging.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand the current technology in dental imaging.
  • Understand how CT and CBCT images are obtained and constructed.
  • Be familiar with many of the current Cone Beam CT systems available in the U.S.
  • Be able to better interpret 3-D radiographic images of the oral and maxillofacial region.
  • Know the applications for which CBCT is indicated.
  • Be able to manipulate 3-D dental images on a PC computer.



2. Stem Cells: Emerging Medical and Dental Therapies for the Dental Professional

Recent exciting discoveries place dentists at the forefront of engaging their patients in potentially life-saving therapies derived from a patient's own stem cells located in deciduous and permanent teeth. Adult stem cells, including dental stem cells, have the potential, like bone marrow-derived stem cells and adipose-derived stem cells, to cure a number of diseases.

In medicine, stem cell-based treatments are being used and investigated for conditions as diverse as Parkinson's disease neural degeneration following brain injury, cardiovascu¬lar disease and autoimmune diseases. Stem cells will be used in dentistry for the regeneration of dentin and/or dental pulp, biologically viable scaffolds will be used for the replacement of orofacial bone and cartilage, and defective salivary glands will he partially or completely regenerated.

Dental stem cells can he obtained from the pulp of the primary and permanent teeth, from the periodontal ligament, and from associated healthy tissues. Exfoliating/extracted deciduous teeth and permanent teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment, trauma or dental implant indications are all readily available sources of dental stem cells. The harvest of these den¬tal stem cells results in minimal trauma. Dental professionals have the opportunity to make their patients aware of these new sources of stem cells that can be stored for future use as new therapies are developed for a range of diseases and injuries.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the range of diseases for which stem cell therapies are being investigated.
  • Be knowledgeable about the various sources of stem cells and the advantages and disadvantages of each source.
  • Understand the fundamental reasons for the effectiveness of stem cells and the meaning of tissue differentiation.
  • Know which teeth and other dental tissues are good sources for stem cells, and will be familiar with the technique to recover and transport the specimen.
  • Understand the basics of cryopreservation and the banking of stem cells.


Dr. Reznick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his undergraduate Biology degree from CAL-Berkeley, Dental degree from Tufts University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He did his internship in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center. He frequently lectures at continuing education meetings, and has published articles in JADA, Journal of the California Dental Association, Oral Surgery-Oral Medicine-Oral Pathology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, DentalTown Magazine, CE Digest, CEREC Doctors Magazine, Implant Practice US, CAD/CAM Dentistry, and Gastroenterology. He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in Tarzana, California.