june, 2017



Event Details


Date:  June 6, 2017 (Tuesday) 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST 

Location:  QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY 

Credits: 2 

Meals: Dinner (served at 6pm) 


Course Title:  Dental Service Organizations: What are they?  How are they structured?  Beat ‘em or Join ‘em? 

Presenter: Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq. 

Course Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Course Description:

Join Jennifer Kirschenbaum for a discussion about Dental Service Organizations.  Learn how most DSOs are structured and how they operate.  Learn what it looks like if you were to sell your practice to a DSO and the compensation models that may be available.  Also get insight into what it takes to compete as a private practitioner in a market with DSO infiltration.  If you have questions before our talk you would like Jennifer to incorporate, please email her in advance at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com.  Jennifer serves as general counsel to Dental 365. 

Presenter Biography:

Jennifer Kirschenbaum manages Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C.’s healthcare department and regularly counsels healthcare practitioners in regulatory compliance, transactional, audit defense, licensure, litigation and general practice management matters.


Course Title:  Digital Dentures 

Presenter: Dr. Jean Furuyama 

Course Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Course Description:

Many dentists dislike doing dentures because they are unpredictable and unprofitable.  This course will cover how to take impressions, centric relation, and vertical dimension at the first visit and will show you how much easier and more profitable digital dentures are.  Computer generated occlusal schemes and space age plastics make it possible to produce dentures with thinner palates, better fit and far fewer post insertion visits.  Learning how easy digital dentures can be will change your mind about offering this service and not only will your patients appreciate it but so will your bottom line.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What are digital dentures and why are they not just easier but better than conventional dentures.
  2. How to take excellent impressions.
  3. How to take Centric, Vertical Dimension, and all the necessary records in the first visit.
  4. How digital dentures can make your practice more profitable and a lot more fun.

Presenter Biography:

Jean Gaffney Furuyama graduated from NYUCD where she was awarded the prize for out standing woman student.  After a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, she opened her practice from scratch in 1981 and was, until March, 2010 the sole owner of a high tech, fee for service group practice in Manhattan, NY.  Active in the NY Dental Society, she has served on the peer review committee for several years, is a past member of the Board of Directors of the NY County component, and a ten year member of the NYS Board of Dentistry. She is past national president of the American Association of Women Dentists, and an active member the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Vice President of the American Association for the Study of Orthodontics.   She is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, as well as two honorary societies:  The Academy of Dentistry International and the American College of Dentists.  Dr. Furuyama has lectured at the Chicago Midwinter, the Greater New York, the Greater Long Island, and on line for Dentaltown.  She is proud to be the first owner of the Biolase laser in Manhattan.  Her passion is high tech dentistry and she is a strong supporter of general dentists being able to practice beyond the scope of just “drilling and filling”.    After the sale of her general practice in 2010, Dr. Furuyama now limits her practice to dentures and orthodontics.  She is also a consultant for a Japanese chemical company, Mitsui Chemical, Inc., and their wholly owned subsidiary Whole You.  She was involved with conducting the beta testing for their new cad cam denture that uses Dentca’s design technology and is called Nexteeth by Whole You.



QCDS Members:   $0

Non-QCDS Members:  By invitation only


QCDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by the NYSDA.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. IMPORTANT CE REMINDER FOR DENTISTS TAKING MCE COURSES In order to receive credit for NYS mandatory continuing education purposes, you must make sure that the entity sponsoring a continuing education course is approved to provide MCE credit by NYSDA, NYSED, ADA CERP, or AGD PACE. NYSDA approves only its thirteen component dental societies and the New York State Dental Foundation. Information regarding sponsors approved by NYSED is available from the New York State Education Department, State Board for Dentistry, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000; phone 518-474-3817 ext. 550; fax 518-473-0567; or this site. A list of such sponsors approved by ADA CERP is available at www.ada.org/98.aspx. A list of such sponsors approved by AGD PACE is available at www.agd.org/education/pace/findaprovider/ If you are unsure whether a sponsor offering a continuing education program is approved, feel free to contact the Dental Board by phone at 518-474-3817, ext. 550 or by e-mail at dentbd@nysed.gov.



(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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