Eleven years ago, I founded the Center City Study Club in order to promote networking, camaraderie, and a free exchange of ideas among dental professionals in Philadelphia. The CCSC has a solid core of approximately 45-55 members who each bring a unique perspective to the group.  I am excited to announce that all CCSC meetings for the 2019-2020 academic year will once again be held at Estia Greek Mediterranean Restaurant in Philadelphia. 

The basic structure for the CCSC 2019-20 academic year is as follows.

Quality lecture content relevant to your everyday clinical practice

4 Evening Meetings at Estia Greek Mediterranean Restaurant

Registration / Networking / Wine                                                    6:00-6:30pm

Seating / Dinner orders taken                                                         6:30-6:45pm

Introduction of Speaker                                                                  6:45-7:00pm

Lecture / Dinner served                                                                  7:00-8:15pm

Discussion                                                                                      8:15-8:30pm   

Annual Membership for 2019-20: $450 (includes all four sessions of 2019-2020 year, payment must be received 2 weeks prior to first session).

Single session dues are $150 per lecture.  

We encourage staff to attend for a reduced fee of $95 per staff member.

As a certified Pennsylvania AGD CE provider, I am proud to provide 2 CE credits for each session up to a total of 8.0 CE credits for attendees.

Session 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Session 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Dr. Jay Patel  “Introduction to Office Based Anesthesia”



Introduction to Office Based Anesthesia in the Dental Practice

– Introduction to working with anesthesia keeping dental considerations in mind

– Different techniques used while treating patients under sedation

– Overview of sedation levels, covering benefits and limitations of each



Dr. Jay Patel began his education in New Jersey at Rutgers University on an academic scholarship. From there, he understood his passion for the sciences and entered the healthcare field by pursuing dentistry. He enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh and was exposed to many specialties in the dental field, but none drew his interest as much as anesthesiology. He continued his post-graduate education at NYU Lutheran Medical Center and trained at a Level 1 trauma center in Brooklyn, NY. During this time, Dr. Patel completed over 1500 cases involving all levels of anesthesia and treated a broad spectrum of patients; including those with complex medical histories.

Since completing his anesthesia residency, Dr. Patel has become Board-Certified by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is dedicated to upholding the highest standard of care in his field.

Dr. Patel is now focused on serving the area he called home growing up. He works with some of the top dentists in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is concentrated on delivering top quality and safe sedation services. Patients are screened preemptively to ensure that any potential complications can be anticipated and avoided. Dr. Patel hopes to usher in a new era of dentistry where fear can be eliminated from dental visits. He works with the pediatric population, special needs population, and severe dental phobics, where his skill set has proven invaluable.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel is an avid movie-goer, sports enthusiast, and enjoys traveling to new destinations. 

Session 2: Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Session 2: Thursday, November 7, 2019 – Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Dr. Joel Laudenbach – More information to follow

Session 3: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Session 3: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Dr. Todd Fleischman- More information to follow 

Session 4: Tuesday, April 28, 2019– Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Session 4: Tuesday, April 28, 2020– Estia Restaurant Philadelphia

Dr. Alissa Jerud  – “The ART & Science of Anxiety”

Anxiety is something that all of us experience at times, though the way in which it manifests and the situations that trigger it varies greatly from person to person. Given that the dental office is a place where anxiety can often run high, this talk will consist of a discussion of the different ways in which anxiety may present in the office, including the unique fears that may lead patients to feel anxious while sitting in your chair. In addition, the lecture will cover evidenced-based strategies for working effectively with anxious patients and staff, as well as tips for managing your own anxiety when it does not seem to be serving you well. The presentation will conclude with an informal discussion of cases where anxiety has gotten in the way of a patient receiving needed treatment, followed by empirically based suggestions for navigating these types of cases in the future in order to increase patient adherence in the context of dental treatment.  



Mark your calendars now for these upcoming meetings and become a member of the CCSC for the 2019-2020 year. 

As our group has grown larger, space will be limited so 48 hour advance registration is required for all meetings.  

Make checks payable to Center City Study Club, and send with completed application to:

A Special Thank You to our generous sponsors.

M&T Bank