Providing Education To Our Dental Community
Leaders in Dental Education: Staying at the Forefront of our Profession
The past decade has seen tremendous advancements in technology and science in the dental profession. As a leader in his profession, Dr. Russo strives to maintain his position at the forefront of these advancements. He accomplishes this by being a lifelong student, active in university academia, dental education and ITI dental study club with their colleagues.
Dr’s Russo is proud to have the opportunity to lead four study clubs in the dental community.
- Periodontal, Implant & Restorative Study Club
- Spears Study Club
- Beach Cities Dental Hygiene Study Club
- Small Group Multidisciplinary Study Club
Dr. Russo is a former Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California Department of Advanced Periodontics. He was also the past president of the Western Society of Periodontology.
Periodontal, Implant & Restorative Study Club
Dr. Russo is a Leader of the Periodontal, Implant & Restorative Study Club. For 20 years as the largest and most established multi-disciplinary study club in our region, we are dedicated to the advancement of team dental treatment planning and total patient management as the ultimate tool for achieving better comprehensive care for our patients.
Our members are made up of a select group of dentists from Beach Cities and the surrounding area who participate in hands-on demonstrations, problem-solving, panel discussions and clinical treatment planning sessions as well as inviting internationally known speakers to share information at our local meetings.
Beach Cities Dental Hygiene Study Club
As technology and science continue to advance, Dental Hygienists play an even greater role in the overall health management of their patients. There is an abundance of evidence that supports a direct relationship between an individual’s oral health and general health. Correlations between plaque and poor oral hygiene with Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and now Peri-Implantitis are confirmations of the important role dental hygienists play in our dental community. The need for hygienists to focus on continuing education is essential.
Our Dental Hygiene Study Club was created to provide a vibrant learning environment that will further the careers of its members and advance the future of dental hygiene. This will ultimately result in helping us serve our patients better. In addition to providing an interactive way for members to learn, our meetings also allow members to meet fellow Dental Hygienists in the area, exchange ideas, review new products and discuss upcoming advances in their profession.
If you are a Dental Hygienist interested in becoming a part of our Dental Hygiene Study Club and would like to be on our invitation list, please contact us at (714) 842-2515 or via our contact form online.
Meeting 1: Back To Basics
Evaluation, Diagnosis & Etiology of Periodontal Disease. Current Classifications & What We Really Know About the Cause of Periodontitis
The Periodontal Exam: Review of Terminology and the Records Needed for an Accurate Diagnosis & Treatment Plan
Making Sense out of Today's Convoluted Classification System
Pathogenesis of Periodontitis
Meetings 2 & 3: Contemporary Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Evidence Supporting the Role, Indications & Therapeutic Outcomes of Scaling & Root Planing, Periodontal Resective/Regenerative Surgery, and Periodontal Maintenance
ITI Study Club
Dr. Russo founded the first ITI Study Club in our community. The Group has since evolved into an intimate setting in which both specialists and general dentists present complicated and challenging cases for round table discussion and comprehensive treatment planning. The objectives of the ITI are the promotion and dissemination of knowledge about implant dentistry and related fields. The purpose is to serve dental professionals by fostering learning, networking, discussion and exchange. They provide comprehensive, quality education in implant dentistry and support and facilitate cutting-edge research in this field. The aim is to be the authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in implant dentistry for dental professionals globally.
Small Group Multidisciplinary Study Club
Dr. Russo founded the first Spears Study Club in our community. The Group has since evolved into an intimate setting in which both specialists and general dentists present complicated and challenging cases for round table discussion and comprehensive treatment planning.