Location

Conway, SC

Practice

Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry

Dr. Jeff Horowitz is a self proclaimed CE "Junkie" whether he is teaching or taking, education is key to the success of any practice. His special interests include treatment of sleep disorders and cosmetic smile rehabilitation.

Dr. Jeff Horowitz, a native of Old Bridge, New Jersey, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon graduation he completed a general practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ.

In 1992, Dr. Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice in the Conway/Myrtle Beach, SC area. His main interests include cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and TMJ disorders.

Dr. Horowitz has earned fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry where he is actively involved as a past-president and delegate for South Carolina. He also serves as a mentor at the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, a key opinion leader/lecturer for the Catapult Education, and an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His affiliations include the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Carolina Sleep Society, American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Dr. Horowitz has been featured in regional print and television news media and lectures throughout the U.S. on sleep and multi-disciplinary dentistry, engaging audiences in a personalized style.

Get To Know Jeffrey Horowitz, DMD

Live Presentation Preview

Watch Full Presentation

Courses Offered

Jeffrey Horowitz, DMD is an accomplished speaker available to speak at your event for half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, custom courses, and hands-on workshops.

The “Jacked-Up” Dentition - Demystifying Full Mouth Rehabilitation

This course is designed for the progressive restorative dentist who wants to feel more confident in providing full-mouth rehabilitation. Several well-documented cases will be covered from the initial workup to the post treatment follow-up, detailing the TMJ, Perio, Surgery, Occlusal Management, Aesthetic Considerations, materials, techniques, and future risk mitigation. The participant will leave with a thorough understanding of the necessary steps to take a nervous patient with multiple dental issues and bring them to a state of dental health and self esteem.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand;

      • The proper examination, treatment planning and case presentation protocol for full-mouth rehabilitation.
      • How to break difficult cases down to the 5 basic elements of dental health.
      • The necessary tools (materials, techniques, education and equipment) necessary to finish these cases predictably.


Possible Sponsors-, Shofu, Premier, Doxa, Kettenbach, Clinicians Choice, AMD Laser or Biolase, GC, Pandent, Ultradent. Invisalign, Elegant dental Lab or Frontier Dental Labs, Southern Implant, Dentsply Implant (ankylos) 3-M MDI Implant, Contact E-Z, Microcopy

I’ve Got A Few Tricks Up My Sleeve! Tips to Make Every-Day Procedures a Little Bit Easier

Call me experienced, seasoned or just plain old, but in more than 24 years of practicing dentistry, I have been fortunate enough to pick up tricks and tips from some of the greatest minds in dentistry while developing a few of my own. In this course I will share many of the time-saving, (and sometimes procedure-saving) tricks that have had the greatest impact on the procedures I perform most. From diagnosis to restorative material choices through clinical execution, the objective of this course is to not have ANY dentist or assistant leave without ten new ideas they can implement immediately.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand;

      • How to identify the most troublesome procedures in general practice, beginning with the diagnostic opinion
      • How to treatment plan toward reducing the risk for negative outcomes
      • How to make material choices that can reduce the risk for negative outcomes
      • New procedures that will help the practitioner overcome every-day obstacles while building the practice


Possible Sponsors- Shofu, Premier, Doxa, Kettenbach, Clinicians Choice, AMD Laser or Biolase, GC, Pandent, Ultradent. Invisalign, Elegant dental Lab or Frontier Dental Labs, Southern Implant, Dentsply Implant (ankylos) 3-M MDI Implant, Contact E-Z, STA/Wand, Microcopy

Diagnosis And Treatment Planning For Success - Protocols and Techniques for Increasing Treatment Plan Acceptance

It happens every day. You are running behind when the hygienist or assistant pages you for a new patient. You have to walk the tightrope to make the patient feel welcome while getting out of there in time to save your schedule. Do you tell the patient what they need right then, bring them back for a consult, or have your staff explain? This course will detail the new patient experience as THE MOST CRITICAL procedure you perform. This course is suitable for the entire team and will take participants from the initial phone call or web inquiry through restorative care. The techniques taught in this course will immediately translate to more committed patients, who will then become your best referral source.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand;

      • The greatest barriers to case acceptance.
      • How to design examinations and treatment planning to facilitate case acceptance.
      • Detailed Record Taking and interpretation.
      • Verbiage and skills that will create committed patients.
      • How to add procedures/techniques that will instantly add to office production.


Possible Sponsors- Shofu, Premier, Doxa, Kettenbach, Clinicians Choice, AMD Laser or Biolase, GC, Pandent, Ultradent. Invisalign, Elegant dental Lab or Frontier Dental Labs, Southern Implant, Dentsply Implant (ankylos) 3-M MDI Implant, Contact E-Z, STA/Wand, microcopy

There’s No “Me” In Team! Wait, Yes There Is - Motivating and Utilizing Your Team to Its Fullest Potential

You pay them, You count on them, You respect them. So why Doctor, do you not let them assume more responsibility within your practice? Nothing is more comforting to a patient than an apparently synergistic team that all seem to be on the same page. When the team is educated and given responsibility, they take ownership within the practice. This should be the ULTIMATE goal for any practice owner. This course will help dentists identify the leaders within themselves, and teach the principles that help to create world -class dental teams.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand;

      • How to create a winning team that takes “ownership” in the practice.
      • How to identify and delegate many of the procedures /tasks that steal precious time away from the average dentist/owner.
      • How to identify and handle the barriers to a synergistic team


Possible Sponsors- Shofu, Doxa, Kettenbach, GC, Pandent, Ultradent. Invisalign, Contact E-Z, JP institute, Microcopy

“I Got TMJ!” Treating Temporo-Mandibular Disorders as a Part of Comprehensive Care

We all have patients that come in and say this. Although we may chuckle at first, ignoring or mis-handling a Temporo-mandibular joint disorder can and will lead to case failures. Despite this, joint disorders are amongst the least understood, and most under-treated ailments in dentistry. Well you don’t have to run anymore. This course is designed to de-mystify temporo-mandibular joint disorders, leaving the participant prepared to work through most joint discrepancies and offer restorative solutions to increase their patients’ comfort level. By adhering to the principles taught in this course, restorative failures will be minimized , ultimately increasing patient satisfaction. This course is offered as a 1 day lecture, 1 day lecture / 1 day hands-on, 2 day hands-on and AGD Master Track program.


Objectives(Lecture) - At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand;

      • The proper examination protocol for T.M.J. disorders and easy to recognize signs that a problem exists.
      • How to differentiate between bruxism(parafunction) , clenching(dysfunction), and a restricted envelope of function(constriction) as well as how to determine if the occlusal problem is the cause or a symptom.
      • Diagnostic testing, including MRI, Cone Beam CT, Doppler, and what we can learn from each.
      • How to incorporate the necessary restorative care into treatment of joint disorders.
      • The materials and techniques necessary to see a T.M.D. case through from first appointment to case-completion.


Objectives: (Hands-On) At the conclusion of this course the participant will have experienced;

      • Case presentations to decide when imaging is necessary.
      • Reading MRI’s and Cone Beam C-T scans.
      • Record taking and Splint fabrication.
      • Utilizing restorative materials to avoid removable options.


Possible Sponsors- Piper E.R.C., Kettenbach, Panadent, Frontier or Elegant Dental Lab, Shofu, Doxa Invisalign Contact E-Z

It’s All About The Bite - A Simplified Approach to Occlusion

This lecture was adapted from a magazine article written by the presenter for the general public in South Carolina. It has been re-printed no less than three times and always generates a slew of calls, letters, and e-mail inquiries. We all know how much time was spent on Occlusion in dental school, as well as the practicality of utilizing that information in private practice. The reality is, that a mishandled bite can lead to myriad of iatrogenic problems for our patients. These conditions include but are not limited to pulpal pathology, orthodontic, periodontal or TMJ changes, bite collapse and dysfunction. Upon completion of this course, the participant will know how to recognize, diagnose, treat and prevent some of the most common bite conditions. while incorporating this knowledge into their restorative care.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should expect to understand;

      • The proper examination protocol for Occlusal disorders.
      • Proper record taking and interpretation for Occlusal/TMJ discrepancies
      • How to differentiate between bruxism(parafunction) , clenching(dysfunction), and a restricted envelope of function(constriction) as well as how to determine which, if any require correction.
      • How to differentiate between bruxism(parafunction) , clenching(dysfunction), and a restricted envelope of function(constriction) as well as how to determine which, if any require correction.
      • How to treatment plan for specific occlusal discrepancies, and avoid the most common pitfalls during comprehensive care.


Possible Sponsors- Piper ERC, Kettenbach, Panadent, Frontier or Elegant Dental Lab, Shofu, Doxa, Invisalign, Contact E-Z, STA Wand, Microcopy

“The Science & Technology Behind Treating Sleep Apnea“ - A Roadmap to Lower Stress, Higher Income, and Healthier Patients!

Course Description: Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects more than 80 million Americans, yet less than 10 % of this population is ever diagnosed. As a general dentist, you have the ability to screen THOUSANDS of patients each year, and ultimately improve their lives. Before treating any condition though, one must fully understand the science behind the disease, along with the materials and protocols. This course will explain the medical principles necessary for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by the general dentist. The materials, technology and clerical needs will be referenced throughout the course, aiding in the interactive learning experience for the participant. Putting these pieces together will quickly build word of mouth referrals, providing a low-stress, highly profitable area of practice for the dentist. Available in 1 day, 1day lecture/1 day hands on and 2 day participation course


Objectives: After completing this Seminar, participants will have a strong understanding of;

      • The definitions and terminology related to sleep disordered breathing
      • The sleep cycle, normal/abnormal sleep and its importance to overall health
      • The multi-systemic implications of sleep and oxygen deprivation
      • How to interpret a PMD ( Portable Monitoring Device ) for the Diagnosis of O.S.A. (Lecture or Hands-On)
      • How to implement sleep study data into treatment planning for the O.S.A. patient (Lecture or Hands-On)
      • How to use Acoustic Rhinometry/Pharyngometry as an objective means of assessing the airway and managing treatment success. (Lecture or Hands-On)
      • Record Taking and Bite Capture techniques (Lecture or Hands-On)
      • Apppliance selection, adjustment and common pitfalls of appliance therapy. (Lecture or Hands-On)


Possible Sponsors: Sleep Group Solutions, DS3 Software, Sleep Apnea MD, RES-MED Kettenbach, Panadent, Shofu (camera only)

Learn to Help Identify and Treat Sleep Apnea in All Populations, adding a new source of revenue for your practice while saving lives

Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects between 40 and 50 million Americans yet less than 10 % of those affected are ever diagnosed. As a  dentist, you have the ability to screen THOUSANDS of patients each year, and ultimately improve your patients' lives. Before treating any condition though, one must fully understand the science behind the disease, as well as the materials and protocols necessary to work with our medical counterparts in the management of this condition. This course will explain the  principles necessary for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by the general dentist in conjunction with the medical community. The materials, technology and clerical needs will be referenced throughout the course, aiding in the interactive learning experience for the participant. Putting these pieces together will quickly build word of mouth referrals, providing a low-stress, highly profitable area of practice for the dentist.

Objectives: After completing this Seminar, participants will have a strong understanding of:

  • The systems necessary to implement Sleep Dentistry into a dental practice.
  • The definitions and terminology related to sleep disordered breathing
  • The sleep cycle, normal/abnormal sleep and its importance to overall health
  • The multi-systemic implications of sleep and oxygen deprivation
  • How to interpret the Sleep Physicians' diagnosis of a PMD (Portable Monitoring Device) or PSG (Polysomnogram) as well as the raw data within the report.
  • How to implement sleep study data into dental treatment planning for the O.S.A. patient
  • How to use Acoustic Rhinometry/Pharyngometry as an objective means of assessing the airway and managing treatment success.
  • Record Taking and Bite Capture techniques
  • Appliance selection, adjustment and common pitfalls of appliance therapy.
“I Thought Treating Sleep Apnea Was Supposed To Be Easy!” - An Advanced Course in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dental treatment for obstructive sleep apnea seems to be "the buzz" now with many lecturers and companies telling dentists how they can become rich by doing so. Like any other area of practice, experience teaches us that we can get into trouble if we don't respect the subtle nuances and critical details necessary to treat any condition in the human body. This course, designed for those with at least basic knowledge of sleep apnea therapy, will address many of the critical details necessary to help the clinician provide care more effectively and efficiently. With more than 20 years experience in treating airway disorders Dr. Horowitz will lead a discussion on how to avoid and/or troubleshoot difficult cases, allowing the participant to return to their practice, more confident to provide this critical area of care. This course can be modified to incorporate a "hands-on" section if needed.


Objectives: After Completing this course, participants can expect to understand;

      • The proper history and exam necessary for accurate diagnosis/treatment.
      • How to identify the red flags that can affect the predictability of treatment.
      • The testing protocols required to determine if appliance therapy is appropriate.
      • How record taking can be the step that saves future steps.
      • The proper verbiage and protocols for "non-responders"
      • Case-sensitive appliance selection and troubleshooting.


Possible Sponsors: Sleep Group Solutions, DS3 software, RES-MED, Sleep Apnea MD, Kettenbach, Panadent, Shofu (camera only)

The Un-Holy Trinity Of Function - A New Approach to the TMJ, Functional Occlusion and the Face

We have all heard the argument.  Does the occlusion cause the joint problem or does the joint cause the occlusal problem? What role do facial patterns and the muscles play? This lecture takes many of the current concepts in these somewhat confusing disciplines and organizes them in a way so that most practitioners can comfortably differentiate the etiology of occlusal disease, diagnose temporo-mandibular joint disorders and predict long-term success for the restored or non-restored dentition.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, participants can expect to have gained knowledge on the following concepts;

  1. How to differentiate between iatrogenic, foundational and transient occlusal disorders.
  2. The use of diagnostic imaging and testing to aid in diagnosis
  3. The role of the airway and skeletal patterns with regard to diagnosis and treatment.
  4. The appropriate treatment and sequencing based on etiology of the condition.
  5. Tips, tools and materials used within these disciplines.
When Beautiful Cases Fail - Understanding the Role of Function and Airway in Aesthetic Treatment Planning

We have all had beautiful cases fail unexpectedly despite meticulous attention to detail. While bruxism often gets the blame, it is way more likely that there are other functional anomalies contributing. Airway, joint health and occlusal discrepancies are just a few of the systems that must be considered prior to treatment. This lecture takes many of the current concepts in these somewhat confusing disciplines and organizes them so that most practitioners can comfortably identify the hidden conditions that impact long-term treatment outcomes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants can expect to have gained knowledge on the following concepts:

  • How to differentiate occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders.

  • The role of airway and skeletal patterns in diagnosis and treatment.

  • How to predict long-term success for the restored or non-restored dentition.

  • The use of diagnostic imaging and testing to aid in diagnosis.

  • The appropriate treatment and sequencing based on etiology of the condition.

Latest Presentation Slides

presentation-thumb.png

When Beautiful Cases Fail

AACD Scientific Session - Chicago, Il - April 20, 2018

Download Presentation
presentation-thumb.png

The Trinity of Function

Michigan AGD - Troy, Michigan - March 9, 2018

Download Presentation

The Technology Behind Treating Sleep Apnea

San Fernando Valley Dental Association - Granada Hills, CA - January 24, 2018

Download Presentation

Course Comments

P-4 SUCCESS--PRODUCTS, PROCEDURES, PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFIT: A Full Team Approach to Increasing Financial and Personal Gratification.

Dentistry is one of the few professions that is only limited by the boundaries we place upon ourselves. EVERY dental practice has the potential to increase productivity and profitability by removing self-induced obstacles. P-4 will introduce products, procedures and policies that will make all dentists and team members realize the un-tapped potential within their practices while creating a path to increased fulfillment as well as an amazing bottom line.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants should understand;

  1. How product selection can impact outcomes as well as profit.
  2. Procedures that can be added without disruption of the existing practice.
  3. The differences between productivity and effectiveness and how they impact profit.
  4. How personal gratification can be impacted by the business decisions we make.

Recent CE Courses from Delia Tuttle