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Nassau County Dental Society

377 Oak Street, Suite 204, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 227-1112 , Fax: (516) 227-1114

General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting
Date: 5/7/2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Short Description: Stem Cell Update

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Membership Benefit Course

General Membership Meeting 

(The Nassau County Dental Society Designates This Activity for 2 CEU)


Monday, May 7, 2018


Check-In and Dinner 6:30pm

Meeting 7:00pm

Lecture 7:30pm-9:30pm

Jericho Terrace



"Stem Cell Update: Sources, Therapies and the Dental Profession"




Gregory Chotkowski, DMD

Gregory Chotkowski, DMD, is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon currently in private practice in New York City. He served as Chief and Residency Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University from June 2010 through June 2013.  He is currently an assistant clinical professor in the departments of Surgery and Dentistry at the Mount Sinai Hospital and an assistant attending surgeon at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Chotkowski is a graduate of Boston College (BS '83), and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his DMD degree in 1987. Dr. Chotkowski completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1991.




The dental professional will play an important role in both the recovery and the future use of stem cells in dental and medical regenerative and personalized therapies.  


The emerging field of "Personalized Medicine" is a popular topic in the media and generally refers to new medical technologies derived from a patient's own stem cells. Within the context of Adult Dental Stem Cells, recent findings and scientific research supports the therapeutic use of the extremely potent mesenchymal stem cells found within the healthy pulp of deciduous and permanent teeth, as well as other accessible tissues harvested from within the oral cavity.  Their use can be applied to a multitude of regenerative and personalized medical therapies. As clinical studies continue to advance in the coming years, it is widely accepted that in order to avoid autoimmune rejection from donor tissues - while simultaneously maximizing on therapeutic efficacy - stem cells will be used to generate individualized "patient specific" treatments.  Within the field of Dentistry, stem cells will be used for the following: the regeneration of dentin and/or dental pulp; the creation of biologically-viable scaffolds for the replacement of orofacial bone and cartilage, and; the partial or complete regeneration of defective salivary glands.  


What you will learn from this course:


  • The basic science of the different types of stem cells;
  • The various available sources for recovery of Adult Stem Cells from within - and outside of - the oral cavity, as well as advantages and disadvantages of each source;
  • The benefits of recovering and cryopreserving Dental Stem Cells;
  • The clinical relevance of recovering Dental Stem Cells;
  • The potential uses of Dental Stem Cells and their role in regenerative therapies.


RESULTS:  While the promise of the immense scope and magnitude that stem cell therapies will have upon the population will only be fully realized in the future, dental professionals know that the critical time to act is now. The available opportunities to recover and cryopreserve patients' Dental Stem Cells will have the greatest future impact if seized upon while their patients are young and healthy.



Dr. Chotkowski will be utilizing a PowerPoint presentation, educational materials, and will provide a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.






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NCDS Member Dentists No Fee

Other Component ADA Member Dentists $125.00

Non-Dentist Staff  $100.00

Non-Member Dentists $175.00


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Please call us at 516-227-1112 if you have any questions.



Jovanna Little, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Executive Director