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Fall 2012

Minutes from CAE Fall 2012 Meeting:

  • CALL TO ORDER: The afternoon session was called to order by President Brian Amoroso at 4:29 pm. The session was closed at 5:45 pm. The evening session was initiated at 7:45 pm and was closed at 9:45 pm. The afternoon and evening lecture was given by Dr. Bruce Seideberg and the lecture topic for both sessions was “Endodontics and the Law”.

  • READING OF THE MINUTES: President Amoroso presented the minutes of the meeting and covered the following:

    a. Bill MacDonell had been informed that Anesthesiology had been denied as a dental specialty for the third time

    b. The Horace Wells Club meeting of Dec.8th honored Dr. Adolph Bushell.

    c. Dr. Hank Schiffman would be presenting at the CAE spring meeting. The topic would be “The Potentials of Non Surgical Retreatment”..A look into the possibilities of non-surgical retreatment using case studies and literature. The meeting would be at the Hawthorne Inn on April 10, 2013.

    d. The nominating committee had recommended that Dr. Robert Balla assume the position of Secretary/Treasurer for a quarter of the year. The nomination was unopposed and he was then elected to the position. (25 members were present and 6 proxy votes were secured to yield a quorum).


  • REPORT OF THE TREASURER: Balance as of April 10, 2013 is $6761.90.


    a. CE committee: The committee agreed to meet on Nov. 13, 2012. Members were to be Brian Amoroso, Bruce Cha, Martin Ungar, Mark   Desroisiers, Robert Balla, and CSDA representative Mark Levinson. It was agreed that the CAE will participate in a CSDA CE meeting to showcase endodontics in general and as a specialty. Four 90 minute lectures were discussed (diagnosis, canal cleaning and shaping, treatment planning/advanced endodontic techniques, and endodontic treatment vs. implants. Membership presenters would be Martin Ungar, Bruce Cha, and Seymour Melnick. It was hoped that Dr. Frank Setzer could be convinced to lecture. “Lunch and Learn” would be a consideration. Nov. 13, 2013 has been set for the CSDA CE meeting.

    b.  Web-Site Committee: The committee was established during the spring, 2011 meeting at which time a resolution was made and the committee was set up to get the website up and running. Bruce Cha, Brian Amoroso, and Mark Schleider worked on the website and it went live in Sept. 2012.

  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS: UCONN post-graduate residents were well represented. The UCONN Endo Association paid for their dinner/dues. Drs. S Al-Asfour, Aldashti, J.Blondin, L. Chavez de Paz, L. German, H. Nask, Hisham Rifaey all attended. Dr. K. Safavi could not attend.

    Mark Deroisiers (CSDA President) talked about Connecticut’s 889th district state Representative race Lezlye Zupkus (republican) vs Vicki Nardello (democrat).

    Update: Nardello lost by 269 votes and was an 18 year incumbent.

    Obamacare-Dr. Deroisiers would be busy with the state to negotiate dental aspects and overall representation of dentists. He invited attendees to interact specifics of Obamacare.

  • ADJOURNMENT: was at 9:15 pm following the evening presentation given by Dr.Bruce Seideberg regarding Endodontics and the Law.

    A hand-out “Ethics,Morals and the Law and Endodontics” was distributed.

  • Robert A. Balla, D.M.D.

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