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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

CBCT in the General Practice and Other Pearls

8-Night Bahamas & CocoCay Cruise
Round-trip Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
February 17 - 25, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Anthem of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
12.0 ADA CERP Credits
Course Fees
$895 for Dentists and Dental Staff

Target Audience
Dentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The CBCT in General Practice- 4 hours.
    Codes: 200, 310, 690, 730
    The use of the CBCT in general dental practice. All phases of implant treatment planning, diagnosis and treatment of advanced odontogenic infections, endodontic treatment, and exodontia. A review of 30 cases. Includes movies of diagnostic exercises and the use of CBCT in advanced patient presentations. Of interest to physicians will be the use of the CBCT to diagnose Ludwig's Angina and Maxillary Sinusitis of Odontogenic Origin.

    • Identify anatomy on CBCT
    • Identify maxillary sinusitis, Ludwig's Angina and it odontogenic causes on CBCT
    • Understand the value of the CBCT in diagnosis and treatment planning in the general dental practice
  2. Extraction and socket preservation- 2 Hours
    codes: 310, 490
    Technique and armamentarium of socket preservation using membrane fixation with periosteum stabilization.
    • Understand the technique of extraction with minimal trauma
    • Understand the technique of split thickness flap design to create a periosteal membrane anchor for membrane fixation
  3. Practice Peals- 2 hours
    The best advice for new dentists and dental residents culminated from 42 years of teaching in a Dental General Practice Residency program
    Codes: 550
    • Understand basic rules of the road in private practice governing risk management and patient care
    • Understand implementation of good management techniques with operatory resource management
  4. Independent Dental Exam- 2 Hours
    Codes: 010, 143, 159, 200, 180
    A review of forensically interesting cases over the past 20 years with emphasis on implications for risk management in the general practice. Including a mock trial to adjudicate an example of jurisprudence and dental evidence presentation.
    • Identify high risk procedures and management techniques for decreasing failure.
    • Identify forensic failures and how to ameliorate consequences
  5. Dental Board Discipline Actions- 2 hours
    Codes: 159, 145, 555, 564, 565
    A review of a representative State Dental Board actions on Dentist and Hygienist license and penalties for the last 20 years. A discussion of the cases and actions taken.
    • Identify failures to perform to the standard of care and the consequences imposed by governing boards.
    • Understand the relationship between a course of action and the possible result
  6. Fossil Hunting in Morocco, China and Canada- 1 Hour A review of fossil adventures over the past 30 years. (non-credit)
Additional Topics and Objectives Under Development
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.

Joseph DiDonato III, DDS MBA FAGD

Dr. DiDonato received his DDS from NYU and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a past president of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. DiDonato is an attending and clinical instructor in the Eastman Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester and maintains a part-time practice performing implant surgery and restoration. Dr DiDonato has studied at the Misch Institute, LVI and the NYU Implant Continuum. Dr DiDonato has been providing independent dental exams for third parties since 2007 and is currently working on a manuscript on the subject. Dr DiDonato is an avid amateur paleontologist and has been fossil hunting in China, North Africa and South America

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

Sat Feb 17 Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
- 3:00 pm
Sun Feb 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 20 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Feb 21 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Feb 22 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Feb 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 25 Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY)
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Cape Liberty, NJ (New York, NY) - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

CocoCay Map

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

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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