A Dr. Leonard Abrams Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture - Periodontal, Orthodontic and Implant Interactions: Seeding Interdisciplinary Excellence by Dr. Frank Celenza

A Dr. Leonard Abrams Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture

Periodontal, Orthodontic and Implant Interactions: Seeding Interdisciplinary Excellence


Date:           Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time:             9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration:        8:30 a.m.

Location:       Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry,  3223 N. Broad Street, Lecture Room A, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Tuition:          Temple Dental Faculty, Alumni, Residents and Students: FREE

All Others:           $75 (Breakfast & Lunch Included)             

Credits:          3 (L)

Registration:       Email Nicole Carreno at ncarreno@temple.edu (Please include your full name and Temple Dental Alumni year)

Questions:           Email Nicole Carreno at ncarreno@temple.edu or call 215-707-7541


Interdisciplinary dentistry is proving to be the most effective means by which we can deliver the highest level of service to our patients.  Whether addressing specific cosmetic concerns or providing advanced rehabilitation and restoration, through coordinated efforts at the specialist level, we can raise our game and provide a better end result.  This seminar will communicate to orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and all dentists through the demonstration of carefully documented clinical cases and specific literature siting.  Areas in which the various specialists can work in concert to better serve our patients will be illustrated.  Examples such as the use of forced eruption, coordination of gingival margins, implant placement and utilization in tooth movement will be examined.

Upon course completion, you will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the physiology of tooth movement.
  • Gain an appreciation for the periodontal benefits of tooth position.
  • Gain an appreciation for the implementation of adjunctive orthodontic modalities for prosthetic benefit.
  • Gain an understanding of how orthodontics can interact with implants.



Dr. Frank Celenza                            

Doc.jpgDr. Frank Celenza is a uniquely qualified dual specialist in the fields of both Periodontics and Orthodontics.  This dual certification positions him perfectly for the understanding and treatment planning of multi-faceted adult dental needs.  He has been involved in post graduate teaching for over twenty years and is an acclaimed speaker worldwide.  He has recently joined a faculty position at Rutgers Dental School.  Dr. Celenza has received numerous awards and commendations, and has authored many scientific articles and textbook chapters.  He has been in practice for over twenty years in New York City and more recently with satellite practices in  New Jersey and Westchester.  He is also the product of a long line of dental specialists, both his father and brother are recognized Prosthodontists.  Dr. Celenza lives in New Jersey with his three children.  Outside of dentistry, he is a multi-time National Champion in sports car racing circles, an avid cyclist and enjoys cooking and wine collecting.





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