february, 2019



Event Details


Date:  February 5, 2019 (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:  Improve your Practice Profitability While Provide Life Saving Care 

Presenter: Dr. Pankaj Singh 








Course Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Course Description:

Stats on Prevalence and Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in General Population and General Dental Practice. Medical & Psychiatric complications and Social and Economic impact of untreated OSA. Pathophysiology of OSA. Screening and Diagnosis of OSA. Different Treatment Options of OSA. Comparison of CPAP vs. Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) – Stats on Compliance and Efficacy. Benefits of OAT (providing life saving care, improving patients quality of life, professional satisfaction, economic benefit to the practice). Barriers of Entry for Dentists (go over the top 5 reasons) and Solutions. Why Dentists Should be Treating OSA.

Presenter Biographies:

Practicing dental surgeon, published author, academic researcher, professor and lecturer; Dr. Pankaj Singh is passionately dedicated to improving the lives of his patients and as a clinician, Dr. Singh is also committed to serving the professional community through research and innovations that are pushing the fields of – Dental/Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry – Tissue Engineering – Dental Sleep Medicine forward to new and unexpected frontiers. Serving as clinical director of Arch Dental Associates offices in New York since 1995, Dr. Singh has also held a number of fellowships at institutions such as the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his residency in Dental and Oral Surgery and fellowship in Oral and Dental Implantology at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in NYC, where he served as chief resident. His postgraduate studies in advanced IV anesthesia were completed at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, New York City. Recognized as an authority in the field, Dr. Singh lectures nationally and internationally and is one of less than 100 dentists worldwide who are diplomats of both The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, where he also served as board examiner. He has held faculty and attending faculty positions at institutions such as – NYU College of Dentistry – American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Postgraduate Maxi Course and currently serves as faculty at Foundation for Surgical Excellence, a nonprofit teaching and research foundation and is an Expert faculty at The New York Head and Neck Institute and faculty at The Center for Facial Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Northwell Health System. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and currently serves as an editor of the Academy’s Research Publicaton “Journal of Oral Implantology” and serves on the board or several other publications including the worlds largest circulating monthly dental newsletter “Dental and Implant Tribune”. Dr. Singh has been featured on NBC Nightly News, profiled by Mercedes Benz as their “Star Dentist,” and was recognized for his contributions to his profession and community as the only dentist to ever appear on the cover of “Biz India,” the prestigious international business publication. Dr. Singh has also held advisory and editorial positions on numerous boards and publications including Heartland Dental, Huffington Post, Sybron Endodontics, Sirona Dental, Meisinger USA, Implant Tribune, the Journal of Oral Implantology, and Doctor Radio on Sirius XM. Dr. Singh has published numerous original research articles, reports, has contributed to several textbooks and is the author of the bestseller textbook “Atlas of Oral Implantology – 3rd edition” by Mosby/Elsevier. He holds several patents and most recently invented the minimally invasive guided implant and harvesting system “Guided Precision Surgery” manufactured by Meisinger, USA and used worldwide for dental implant surgery and autogenous tissue harvesting and has spent the last 20 years researching the effects of Oral Appliances on airway metrics and Dental Sleep Medicine. He is dedicated to researching new avenues for sleep apnea treatment both in dentistry and sleep medicine and is a passionate advocate for developments in Dental Sleep Science. It is among his professional goals to improve the lives of those who struggle with sleep apnea and educate dentists on their role in a team approach to treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Never satisfied with the status quo, as CEO and chief scientific officer at APP-NEA, LLC, Dr. Singh has been using deep machine learning and augmented intelligence to develop automated algorithms, new technologies and workflow that allow dentists to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea more effectively and efficiently than the current best practice methodology available to the profession.


Course Title:  Dental Bone Graft Cements Applications in Clinical Practice 

Presenter: Dr. Michael Katzap 






Course Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Course Description:

The lecture will cover a brief history of bone cement, its adaptation to dentistry and uses of bone cement in various clinical situations that include socket grafting, ridge augmentation and uses before and during implant surgery. The use of bone cement in dentistry allows the clinician to predictably achieve bone. The unique application of bone cement is quick for the clinician, beneficial for the patient and brings additional value to the practice.

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Michael Katzap is a master of the academy of general dentistry, a fellow of the American academy of implant dentistry and a diplomate of the American board of oral implantology/implant dentistry and the international college of oral implantology. He is the former director of the Brookdale hospital oral implantology fellowship and has been in private practice in Rego park queens since 1999. Dr. Katzap’s practice focuses on implantology and he has lectured on implant dentistry at the greater New York dental meeting, nationally and internationally.



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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