The Western Pennsylvania Study Club

        ~for doctors only~

The Western Pennsylvania Dental ED Study Club hosts a wide variety of incredible speakers, CEs, and opportunities to expand knowledge within the dental field and improve doctors’ practices.

As our way of investing in the quality of care and strength of our local community of dental professionals, Dr. Krakora strives to make the study club something everyone can gain insightful information and experiences from.

Build your knowledge. Build your friendships. Build your practice.

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Goals of our study club are to promote and advance:

Continuing Education

Continuing education by bringing high quality, national speakers to Washington, PA.

Treatment Planning

Interdisciplinary treatment planning as the foundation of ideal, comprehensive care for patients.

Camaraderie

Professional camaraderie and sharing of knowledge between and among dentists.

Commitment

Commitment to achieving the dentists’ full professional potential in becoming “complete clinicians.”

Ready Access

A “university without walls” inside the study club, providing clinicians ready access to leading dental authorities in a variety of fields.

Ongoing Learning

Peer-based, ongoing learning for dentists in the field to enhance their understanding of basic and advanced techniques and technologies.

Passion

Enthusiasm and passion in dentists for the profession of dentistry, and a true understanding of the immense benefits dentistry can provide patients.

Study Club Reviews

Considering joining the next study club event? Check out these reviews on our previous programs:

  • Meetings are well organized and always run on time.
  • Speakers are very knowledgeable and discuss a wide range of subjects.
  • Each study club event provides usable information to integrate into your practice.
  • Enjoyable evening with plenty to eat!
  • Makes for an easy and convenient way to achieve your CE credits.
  • Study club events are held at convenient locations for everyone to attend.

Come Join US!

Build your knowledge. Build your friendships. Build your practice.

Check out our upcoming events listed below, or contact Dr. Krakora for more information. You don’t want to miss out on the most exciting study club around!

Events for 2016

Wednesday 11/16/2016 – Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

CPR Re-Certification Class for Doctors and Staff, Sponsored by BioHorizons

Location: Double Tree – Meadowlands

Address: 340 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA 15301

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Re-Certification for November 2016 – November 2018 year.

RSVP

To RSVP please contact Dr. Steven M. Krakora’s office at 724-223-0579, and ask for the Office Manager, Kathy.

In order to have a true count for dinner, please RSVP 10 days before the event.


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Photo Credit: “CPR Training on a simulation dummy at TMCC” by TMCC is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday 2/24/2016 – Dr. Ali Kanawati

Immediate Temporization of Implants, All-On-4, and Fixed Hybrid Restoration.

Location: Washington, PA

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

3 Continuing Education Credits

Events for 2015

Wednesday 10/14/2015 – Dr. Howard Goldberg

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sinus Infections and Quick Review of Odontogenic infections, sinus lifts, and implant update

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2 Continuing Education Credits

 

Thursday 5/21/2015 – Dr. Katherine Steele

Pediatric Update Lecture

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2 Continuing Education Credits

 

1/21/2015 – Dr. Matthew Bryington

Case Presentation: Dr. Matthew Bryington, head of graduate prosthodontics at the West Virginia University Dental School, will present a case and lecture on a topic pertaining to the case.  History, X-rays, models and final treatment will be discussed.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Double Tree by Hilton, 340 Race Track Road, Washington, PA,  15301

RSVP: 724-223-0579 by January 14th, 2015

2 Continuing Education Credits

 

 

Events for 2014

Events for 2013

 

Thursday, 12/5/2013 – Dr. Federico Ferraris, (Italy)

Direct and Indirect Composite Posterior Restorations: Analysis of Layering Techniques and Updated Clinical Suggestions

Topics Covered:

  • Analysis of the best layering techniques in posterior restorations as suggested from literature.
  • Operative protocols for layering in posterior elements and suggested instruments
  • Operative evaluations about indirect restorations with cuspal coverage in posterior teeth.

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Merante Brothers Market, 604 West McMurray Road, Canonsburg PA 15317

RSVP: By December 2, contact Kathy at (724) 223-0579 or email drkrakora@wpoms.net

 

Tuesday, 12/5/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Medical Emergencies

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Tuesday, 10/22/2013 – Dr. Eric Van Dooren, (Belgium)

New Opportunities for Enhancement in the Esthetic Zone

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Merante Brothers Market, 604 West McMurray Road, Canonsburg, PA 15317

RSVP: By October 17th, contact Kathy at (724) 223-0579 or email drkrakora@wpoms.net

 

Tuesday, 10/22/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Implant Restoration

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 9/12/2013 – Dr. Tal Morr, (USA)

Treatment Planning and Execution of the Complex Restorative Case

 

Thursday, 9/12/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Treatment Planning

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 6/20/2013 – Dr. Christian Coachman, (Brazil)

The Pink Hybrid Restoration: The Prosthetic Solution for Anterior Ridge Defects

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the limitations when restoring deficient ridges
  • Understand the decision-making process
  • Understand the importance of ideal soft tissue architecture for developing natural-looking restorations
  • The white and pink interface
  • When and how to utilize artificial gingiva
  • Clinical and laboratorial procedures when fabricating the Pink Hybrid Restoration

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Union Grill, 13 East Wheeling Street Washington, PA

RSVP: By 6/15/2013, contact our Office Manager, Kathy, at 724-223-0579

 

Thursday, 6/20/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Dental Implant Anterior Esthetics

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 5/16/2013 – Dr. Bo Bruce, (USA)

Avoiding Failures: Fundamental Occlusion

Learning Objectives:

  • Know how to avoid the #1 failure in your dental practice.
  • The gold standard of function.
  • Understand the “must know” principles of occlusion.
  • Know which patients are safe to work on and which ones are
    dangerous.
  • Know with confidence where to start every functional case.
    Learn how to predictably take an accurate bite.
  • Learn a system of TMJ diagnosis to apply to all patients.

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 340 Racetrack Road Washington, PA 15301

RSVP: By May 9th, contact Kathy at (724) 223-0579 or
email drkrakora@wpoms.net

 

Thursday, 5/16/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Implant Update

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Tuesday 3/19/2013 – Dr. David Sarver, (USA)

Global Assessment and Treatment in Dentofacial Esthetics

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the principles of soft and hard tissue growth, maturation and aging.
  • Learn how these principles have application in esthetic dentistry.
  • Learn an expanded vision of interdisciplinary cooperation with orthodontists, facial, plastic and oral surgeons.

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Bistecca Steakhouse, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA

RSVP: By March 12th, contact Kathy at (724) 223-0579, or email stevekrakora@hotmail.com

 

Tuesday 3/19/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Prophylaxis Guidelines

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday 2/7/2013 – Dr. Jeff Rouse, (USA)

Happily Ever After: Dentistry’s Role in Identifying and Treating Children’s Airway Issues

Topics Covered:

  • The health implications of sleep disturbances.
  • The three categories of sleep disturbance and their unique signs and
    symptoms.
  • To recognize the airway compromised infant, toddler and adolescent patient during a dental examination.
  • Treatment alternatives to resolve and establish airway and strategies to manage parents and medical/dental specialists.
  • Incorporation of Soft Tissue Lasers

Location: Angelo’s Restaurant

 

Thursday 2/7/2013 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Implant Review

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

Events for 2012

 

Sunday, 12/9/2012 – Dr. David Moffa

Practice Transitions

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 12/6/2012- Dr. Pascal Magne

Indirect Ceramic Veneers- Dererminants for Success

Topics Covered:

  • Diagnostic approach
  • Tooth preparation
  • Techniques for immediate dentin sealing
  • Essential steps in delivery procedure

Time: 6:00 pm

RSVP: krakorastudyclub@hotmail.com by 12/1/2012

2 Continuing Education Credits

 

Tuesday, 10/23/2012- Dr. Michael Miller

Taking the Mystery Out of Selecting Products, Materials, and Equipment: What You Need to Know BEFORE Using Them on Patients

Topics Covered:

  • Compare new products with their widely-used predecessors
  • Discuss proper clinical use of various products
  • Examine helpful techniques to make your practice more productive

Times: 6:00 pm

RSVP: studyclub@hotmail.com by 10/16/2012

2 Continuing Education Credits

 

Tuesday, 10/23/2012 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Infection Review

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 9/13/2012- Dr. Rick Schwartz

The Endo-Restorative Interface: Current Concepts

Topics Covered:

  • The unique restorative challenges presented by the endodontically treated tooth, particularly with regards to adhesive dentistry
  • How the endodontic treatment affects the success and failure of the restorative treatment
  • How the restorative treatment affects the success and failure of the endodontic treatment
  • The changing indications for posts
  • The changing role of endodontics in the “implant era”

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Jeremiah’s

RSVP: By September 7, 2012 to studyclub@verizon.net

2 Continuing Education Credits

 

Thursday, 9/13/2012 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Review of Implant Update

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Tuesday, 6/19/2012- Ms. Sandy Roth

The Complicated Clinician

 

Thursday, 6/19/2012 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Infection Review

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 5/17/2012- Dr. Gerald Denehy

Anterior Tooth Realignment with Direct Resins: With or without the Orthodontist.

 

Thursday, 5/17/2012 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Dental Implant Update

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Tuesday, 3/20/2012- Dr. Robert Ritter

Dental Ceramics: Criteria for Material Selection in the Oral Envirnonment. A Critical look at Zirconis and Lithium Disilicate.

 

Tuesday, 3/20/2012 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Syncopy Update

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 2/9/2012- Dr. Frank Higginbottom

Digital Dentistry: New Technologies for Teeth and Implants

LIVE Web Conference

Topics Covered:

  • Cone Beam CT Technology
  • Digital Implant Planning
  • Local Digital Guide Fabrication
  • Digital Impressions
  • CAD/CAM Restorations
  • Incorporating Soft Tissue Lasers

Time: 6:00 pm

RSVP: studyclub@verizon.net

2 Continuing Education Credits 

 

Thursday 2/9/2012 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Bone Grafting Update

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

Events for 2011

 

Wednesday, 12/7/2011 – Dr. John Kois

Functional Occlusion: The Three P’s

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to understand:

  • Utilizing rules or formulas to restore everyone is not possible.
  • Clinical protocols are often inadequate to diagnose the complexity of the masticatory system.
  • Mechanical protocols have biologic consequences.

Time: 6:00 pm, Presentation & Dinner

1.75 Continuing Education Credits

 

Thursday, 10/27/20111 – Dr. Cherilyn G. Sheets

Porcelain and Composite Bonded Restorations – Conservative Choices for the Future

Time: 6:00 pm, Presentation & Dinner

Location: Jeremiah’s, Washington, PA

RSVP: studyclub@verizon.net before 10/20/2011

1.75 Continuing Education Credits

 

Tuesday, 9/13/2011 – Dr. Jeff Okeson

Controversies in Joint Position: What is Fact and What is Fiction?

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Jeremiah’s, Washington, PA

 

Tuesday, 9/13/2011 – Dr. Edward Roman

Treatment Planning

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 6/23/2011 – Dr. Harald Heymann

Adhesive Dentistry: Separating Fact from Fiction

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Jeremiah’s, Washington, PA

 

Thursday, 6/23/2011 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Treatment Planning

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Thursday, 6/9/2011 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

All-On-4

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

1.5 Continuing Education Credits

 

Tuesday, 5/3/2011 – Dr. Ed McLaren

The Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype (BFEP) and Preparations for Anterior Porcelain Veneers

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Jeremiah’s, Washington, PA

 

Tuesday, 5/3/2011 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Practice Development All-On-4 Technique

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Tuesday, 3/15/2011 – Dr. Corky Willhite

Increasing VD with Composite: Non-traditional Composite Restorations for Major Occlusal and Esthetic Changes

Topics Covered:

  • Why porcelain isn’t always the best option for major occlusal changes
  • How to add length to anterior and posterior teeth with virtually no prep
  • A method of opening Vertical Dimension that is practical and effective

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

1.75 Continuing Education Credits

 

Tuesday, 3/15/2011 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Case Presentation and Journal Review Vertical Dimension of Occlusion

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Dinner and Presentation

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Tuesday, 2/8/2011 – Dr. Jeffrey Rouse

The Bruxism Triad: Apnea, Sleep Bruxism, and Sleep-Related GERD

Location: Jeremiah’s 2111 N. Franklin Drive, Washington, PA 15301
Case Presentation: 6:00 pm
Interactive Internet Presentation: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RSVP by 2/1/2011 to (724)223-0579 or email stevekrakora@hotmail.com

1.75 Continuing Education Credits

 

Tuesday, 2/8/2011 – Dr. Steven M. Krakora, D.M.D., M.D.

Bulimia

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1 Continuing Education Credit

 

Friday, 1/28/20111 – Dr. Jay Friedmann

Addressing Prosthodontics Implants & Complaints

Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Four Points Sheraton, Cranberry, PA

Events for 2010

 

Thursday, 12/9/2010 – Dr. Gary Radz

Addressing Current Concepts and Controversies Regarding No-Prep Veneers

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the myths and realities associated with no-prep veneers
  • Discuss case selection criteria
  • Review the ceramic options currently available
  • Understand the materials and techniques required for proper delivery of no-prep veneers
  • Discuss the use of a partial prep concept and its place within the no-prep concept
  • Develop an understanding of the limitation of a no-prep design

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Location: Holiday Inn, 340 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA 15301

1.75 Continuing Education Credits