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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Periodontal and Implant Dentistry

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 01 - 08, 2024
Holland America's <em> Nieuw Amsterdam</em>
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam
14.0 ADA CERP Credits
Course Fees
$995 for Dentists
$650 for Dental Staff and Others

Target Audience
Dentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
Purpose of Course
This activity is designed for the dental practitioner who would like to expand his knowledge of fixed and removable implant prosthodontics, and incorporate it into everyday practice.

This activity will expand the knowledge and skills in periodontal care for dentists and their staff.Participants will gain a thorough understanding of periodontal diseases, diagnosis, treatment planning, and management strategies. Through interactive lectures and case studies, participants will explore a wide range of topics.

Course Topics
  • Basics of fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Periodontics, endodontics, and the terminal dentition
  • Principles of osseointegration
  • Bone, soft tissue, and the foundation of implantology
  • Fixed implant prosthodontics
  • Removable implant prosthodontics
  • Anatomy and physiology of the periodontium
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases
  • Clinical assessment and diagnosis of periodontal conditions
  • Advanced techniques in non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Surgical interventions for periodontal regeneration and esthetics
  • Utilization of adjunctive therapies such as lasers and antimicrobial agents
  • Management of periodontal complications and peri-implantitis
  • Patient communication and education for periodontal health maintenance
  • Incorporation of digital technologies in periodontal practice
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jack Piermatti, DMD, FACP

Jack Piermatti, DMD, FACP
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology 
Past-President, American Board of Oral Implantology
Assistant Professor, Post-graduate Prosthodontics, Rutgers University, School of Dental Medicine 
Director, Implant Maxicourse, Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine
Director, Implant Maxicourse, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine  Dr. Jack Piermatti is a private practitioner limited to prosthodontics and implant dentistry in South Jersey. He is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, having completed a general practice residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center of New Jersey, implantology training at Brookdale Hospital and New York University College of Dentistry, and his post-graduate training in prosthodontics at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School. 

Dr. Piermatti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry for which he has served as President as well as Board Examiner. He is an Assistant Professor of Post-Graduate Prosthodontics at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine where he is Director of the Dental Implant Maxicourse.

Dr. Piermatti has surgically placed more than 17,500 dental implants over his 37 year career, and is a nationally featured speaker on the subject of implant surgery and implant prosthodontics.

Ronny S. Taschner, DDS

Ronny S. Taschner, DDS
Dr. Ronny Taschner attended Temple University and Penn State University for undergraduate and pre-dental studies.
He received his D.D.S. degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1973 and in 1975 he completed his certification program in periodontics at Temple University as well.
After serving 2 years as Chief of Periodontitis in the United States Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, from 1973 to 1975, he entered private practice in Fort Myers FL, where he has been in practice for over 40 years.
Dr. Taschner has been a member of various dental associations and societies, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, Florida Society of Periodontics and Southwest Florida Dental Society and has been actively involved in organizing, participating in and running many Study Clubs including Spear and ITI Study Clubs since 1988.
Dr. Taschner has lectured to local and state dental societies over the 50 years of his practice. In addition, he has been invited to speak to the post-graduate periodontal residents at Harvard University on several occasions.
He has contributed to the textbook Clinical Cases in Periodontics where he co-authored the chapter on connective tissue grafts.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Dec 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:00 pm
Mon Dec 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 03 Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Dec 04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Thu Dec 05 St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Dec 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 07 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 2:00 pm
Sun Dec 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - All Bahama Islands are full of tropical wonders and sun-kissed beaches. But Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas is an absolute stunner. When you feel the sugar-white sand on your toes or see its brilliant blue lagoon, you’ll understand why cruise travelers love Half Moon Cay. True bucket-list excursions, secluded cabanas, and stunning beaches make it ideal for any type of vacation.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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