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MASTER DENTAL TECHNOLOGIST COURSE CURRICULUM

at New York University College of Dentistry, C.E.D.
345 East 24 Street, New York, NY 10010

NOTE: Dates subject to change

Session I: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Lecture
Clinicians: Dr. Steven Silberg &Vincent Alleluia, MDT
Date: November 8, 2014
Lecture & Slide presentation with head skeletal relationship, Isometric & Isotonic behavior of head & neck muscles & input to the central nervous system.

Session II: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Lecture
Clinicians: Dr. Steven Silberg, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, & Paul Federico, MDT
Date: December 6 and December 20, 2014
Gnatho-orthopedic relationships, relating to growth, position of mandibular orthodontic approaches.

Session III: ARTICULATORS & ARTICULATI0N Clinic & Laboratory
Clinicians: Dr. Steve Silberg, Paul Federico, MDT, Mandana Ferguson, MDT & Vincent Alleluia, MDT
Date: January 10 and January 24, 2015
Demonstration of capturing centric relations & transferring same to articulators. The importance of anatomical mechanical equivalence relating to the quality of function to the patient. Lecture, slides, videotape.

Session IV: FIXED & VARIABLE DETERMINANTS Lecture & Laboratory
Clinicians: Dr. S. Silberg, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Paul Federico, MDT
Date: February 7 and February 21, 2015
The relationship between mandibular movement & surfaces of the teeth which encompasses anterior guidance & posterior function.

Session V: TMJ DYSFUNCTION Lecture
Clinicians: Richard Sousa, DDS, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Vadim Nisanov. MDT, & Fred Hornado, MDT
Date: March 7 and March 21, 2015
Articular Disc Disharmony & Splint Construction.

Session VI & VII: FUNCTIONAL WAXING COURSE Lecture & Hands-On in Lab.
Clinicians: Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Vadim Nisanov, MDT, & Angelo Calcagno, MDT
Dates: April 11 and April 25, 2015
Conceptual approach to group cusp-to-fossa occlusion, wax-up & customizing anterior guidance. Lecture, slides & hands-on. Handpiece & engine required.

Session VIII & Session IX: MOUTH REHABILITATION Lecture & Hands-On in Lab.
Clinicians: Dr. Richard Sousa, MDT, Dr. S. Silberg, & Vincent Alleluia, MDT
Dates: May 9 and May 23, 2015
Lecture & hands-on involving partial designs, various attachment components & the use of milling equipment.

Session X & Session XI: DENTURES - AESTHETIC & FUNCTIONAL SETTING OF TEETH
Lecture & Hands-On in Lab. – 2 Days
Clinicians: Angelo Calcagno, MDT, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, & Mandana Ferguson, MDT
Dates: June 6, June 20, July 11, July 25 and August 8, 2015
Setting of anterior & posterior teeth using anatomical landmarks. Comprehension of various types of occlusion.

Session XII: EQUILIBRATION OF BILATERAL OCCLUSION Lecture & Laboratory
Clinicians: Angelo Calcagno, MDT, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, & Vadim Nisanov, MDT
Date: August 22 and September 12, 2015
Step-by-step grinding prematurities & developing proper functional inclines & attaining centric holds.

Session XIII & Session XIV: MATERIAL SCIENCES - BEHAVIOR & AESTHETICS
Lecture & Laboratory
Clinicians: Dr. S. Silberg, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Vadim Nisanov, MDT, & Peter Pizzi, MDT
Dates: September 19, 2015
Behavior & results of materials used to fabricate prosthetic prosthesis.

Session XV & Session XVI: PRINCIPLES OF IMPLANTOLOGY Lecture & Lab. Demos.
Clinicians: Dr. Bernard Kruger, Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Vadim Nisanov, MDT & Mandana Ferguson, MDT
Dates: September 26, 2015
Clinical evaluation of patient prior to invasive procedure. Diagnostic analysis of patient utilizing mounted models on semi-adjustable instruments.

Session XVII: REVIEWS Lecture & Lab. Demos.
Clinicians: Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Sue Heppenheimer, & Dr. Steven Silberg
Dates: October 3, 2015
Time set aside for reviewing written examinations & extra time as needed.

Final Sessions: FULL MAXILLARY & MANDIBULAR & GNATHOLOGICAL WAX-UP
5 Days of Hands-On in Laboratory
Clinicians: Vincent Alleluia, MDT, Mandana Ferguson, MDT, Angelo Calcagno, MDT & Vadim Nisanov, MDT
Dates: October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21, December 12, and December 19, 2015
Tutoring approach to reorganizing posterior occlusion & anterior guidance. Preparation for appearance before ASMDT Board of Examiners on January 2, 2016

MDT INSTRUCTORS for every session: Angelo Calcagno, Mandana Ferguson, Vadim Nisano, and Benny Davidashilli

Upon course completion, students receive 150 hours of CDT Credits and 120 hours of Homework Credits.

Please click here for the printable 2014-2015 schedule