Member Meetings Schedule


Members: All meetings & dinners are complimentary

Non members: First meeting is complimentary after that $55

Email RSVP To: Jolanta Matusiak-Gora, Executive Secretary, MDS [email protected]

Mail Checks/RSVP To: Jolanta Matusiak-Gora, Executive Secretary, MDS Prosthodontics of Princeton, PC, 601 Ewing St, Suite B-4, Princeton, NJ 08540

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


Time: 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

Venue: Stone Terrace , 2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08610

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019


Time: 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

Venue: Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08610

Shahid Aziz, DMD, MD, FACS
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine

Shahid Aziz is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rutgers University, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Shahid is also an Attending Surgeon at University Hospital (Newark, NJ), St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ, St Peters University Hospital, and Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. He is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College. Shahid received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his general surgery and oral/maxillofacial surgery training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center.

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020


Time: 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

Venue: Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08610

Dr. Naren Rajan, DMD

Dr. Naren Rajan brings over 15 years of private practice experience and has been involved with digital techniques in dentistry since 2007. His focus is on incorporating digital impressions and workflows into everyday restorative and implant practices. He has lectured nationally for major dental companies as a key opinion leader for 3Shape, Straumann, Henry Schein as well as for private dental study clubs, presenting over 30 programs to date on digital dentistry. He is actively involved in dental education as well serving as Assistant Director of Digital Dentistry at the new Touro College of Dental Medicine in New York.

He graduated from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine with OKU honors, followed by a general practice residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and received his Fellowship in the AGD. Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Rajan is involved with multiple study clubs and has trained at both Spear Education and The Pankey Institute.


  • Become familiar with currently available digital impression systems
  • Understand digital workflow pathways for general practice
  • Become aware of current literature support for digital impression scanning
  • Learn indications and contraindications for taking digital impressions
  • Discover unique advantages of taking digital impressions

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Management of Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices

Time: 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

Venue: Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08610

Dr. Tom Viola, RPH

Canceled for now due to COVID-19 concerns.
Rescheduled to Tuesday, 6/30/2020.

Thomas Viola, the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.


  • Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics, as well as their potential for abuse.
  • Identify the intended role of opioid and nonopioid analgesics in the treatment of acute dental pain.
  • Describe strategies useful in developing a pain management plan that is individualized for a patient’s needs and medical conditions.
  • Discuss appropriate prescribing practices for opioid analgesics in everyday clinical situations.
  • Explain the impact of the use of opioid analgesics on the dental community.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

The Impact of Oral Disease on Systemic Health: Does what happens in the oral cavity stay in the oral cavity?

Time: 6:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

Moved to our virtual format.  Please email us for details, [email protected]

Jonathan Korostoff, DMD,PhD

Professor of Periodontics, Director Master of Science in Oral Biology Program Department of Periodontics

It is now accepted that localized inflammation can impact the structure and/or function of distant parts of the body. Starting in the late 1980s, a number of studies implicated periodontitis as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Since that time, a plethora of epidemiologic investigations have been conducted to evaluate the relationship between periodontal disease and other systemic conditions. Although not establishing a causal relationship, many of these studies have suggested associations between periodontitis and a variety of systemic diseases. Using the current paradigm of periodontal pathogenesis as a model, we will discuss mechanisms through which bacterially-induced inflammation in the oral cavity can impact systemic health in general and cardiovascular disease in particular. This will lead into a description of the concept of “inflammageing” that considers the influence of chronic inflammation on the systemic health of elderly individuals. The talk will conclude with an interactive discussion regarding the future role of dentists in maintaining the overall health of our patients.

Lecture Summary

As a participant in numerous courses at both the pre- and post-doctoral levels, Dr. Korostoff lectures on a broad variety of topics. These include the structures of the periodontium, basic immunology, oral microbiology, periodontal pathogenesis and implant dentistry, amongst others. He also serves as a clinical instructor of periodontics and implant dentistry at the pre- and post-doctoral levels.

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