Dr. John Comisi will present the 2018 Alumni Weekend Continuing Education Program entitled “The Pillars of Contemporary Oral Health Care: Caries Management, Periodontal Disease Control, Oral Cancer Screening and Sleep Breathing Disorders Identification and Treatment.”

Dr. Comisi
Dr. John Comisi

President and CEO of Sleep Focused Solutions, Inc., the founder of Dental Care with a Difference®, and clinical assistant professor at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Comisi has been in private practice in Ithaca, NY, since 1983. 

He is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. Dr. Comisi is a master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and holds fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Comisi is a member of the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (NDPBRN), the International and American Association of Dental Research the Academy of Dental Materials and the American Academy of Cariology. He also serves as a scientific advisory board member of the Dental Biomaterials Science and Research Group and serves as an editorial board member for several publications.

His practical approach to the trends in dentistry has made him a much sought after speaker, author and consultant in the dental industry. He brings a passion and a knowledge base that is refreshing and sincere. 

According to Dr. Comisi, “Dentistry has evolved from those days of ‘drill, fill and bill.’   We are no longer ‘just dentists.’ We are now a vital part of patient health care management. It’s an exciting and important time to be in dentistry. Most patients see their dentist more frequently than they do their physician. As such, we have the ability to detect and identify many systemic manifestations of disease and be of great service to our patients in their well-being.”

This course will review what the presenter likes to call the “pillars of oral health care management:” caries management and restorative considerations; periodontal disease control; oral cancer screening; and the most recent addition to the “pillars,” the identification and management of sleep breathing disorders. Each of these is the responsibility of today’s oral health care provider. And by incorporating these pillars into your practice you will serve the patient population in wonderful ways to help them be healthier and your practice more vibrant. Are you ready to “up your game” and become more than “just a dentist?”

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