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THE INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMIC MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY™:
A SCHOOL WITH A MISSION AND A METHOD

 

“We ought, so far as it lies within our power,

to aspire to immortality, and do all that we can

to live in conformity with the highest that is within us

for even if it is small in quantity, in power

and preciousness, it far excels all the rest.”

                                                                 Aristotle

 
     
 

“There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come”
                                                                        VICTOR HUGO

THE PERIODONTAL REVOLUTION
     The Next Scientific, Technological and Clinical Breakthroughs will be in ‘Periodontal Medicine’:

  • The Previous Dental Market Revolutions in Adhesion, Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry have peaked and are now waning.
  • The Media is offering free advertising to the profession by educating the public on the dangers of oral infections and the potential systemic sequelae.
  • As a result, there is an indication and a demand to provide new protocols to protect the public’s health.

     Advances in Periodontics, according to researchers, has not resulted in a decrease in
    periodontal disease:

  • Periodontal Health, as a consequence of years of research, has not dramatically improved.
  • No new ‘revolutionary’ methods for treatment or prevention have been proposed or created.

        (Ramfjord SP, Changing Concepts in Periodontics, J Pros Dent 52 (4) 781-785, 1984.)

 

THE INSTITUTE’S PRIMARY MISSION
Our Goal Is To Provide A Revolutionary New Protocol To Initiate And Progress The Periodontal Revolution:

  • Our scientific goals are to utilize the ‘New Science’ research to help formulate new paradigms for periodontics such as the perio-systemic staging (PSS)
  • Our clinical goals are to apply the new paradigms to the clinical model allowing for clinical application.
  • Our educational goals are to provide a process (see the “Dental Engineering Process”) for the development of the model and a curriculum which allows us to teach the new methodology in a “cook-book” fashion thereby allowing ease of integration of the new concepts into one’s practice.

 

THE INSTITUTE’S UNIQUE METHODOLOGY
     Perio-Systemic Staging allows for the development of a ‘Periodontal Medicine’ Model
     -   The Staging, in its clinical application, allows for preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
     The ‘Systems Engineering Process’ by which evidence-based research is formulated
     into a Clinical Application Model and a Program Development Model:

Phase I “Grand Rounds”

  • Literature Review with a bias to research with clinical application
  • Review of Feedback from attendee’s of the previous program

Phase II “Clinical Trials”

  • Proposal of a new clinical prototype
  • Patient Selection Process Determination
  • Clinical Treatment and Review of Findings

Phase III “Program Development”

  • Presentation of the Data from the Clinical Trials and Finalization of the Clinical Model
  • Program (course) Development Process

Phase IV “Program Presentation”

  • Course Presentation including research, methodology, staging and review of clinical cases
  • Attendee Feedback to allow for continuous program improvement and development

 

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them”
                                                        ALBERT EINSTEIN

 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AND LECTURER
Philip E. Memoli, DMD, FAGD
     Dr. Memoli maintains a private practice in Berkeley Heights, NJ with an emphasis on Restorative Dentistry and Periodontal Medicine, and is an attending at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. He is a lifetime student of ‘Systems Theory’ and is the developer of a real-time and real-life (5-D) algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic degenerative disease (Memoli, A Method for Diagnosing and Treating Illness, U.S Patent Office 2007) which he has applied to a Periodontal-Systemic Medical Staging as well as other oral-systemic concepts including a Caries Systemic Model. Dr. Memoli has completed over 2000 hours of Continuing Education in and outside of dentistry including the completion of such curriculum as the Pankey Institute, the Complete Dentistry Seminars (Dr. Dawson), the Restorative Practice (Dr. Fillastre), the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education (Dr. Spear) and Creating Restorative Excellence (Dr. Kois). Since 1990, he served as a board member in various groups such as the NJ Academy of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the NJ Academy of Dental Practice Administrators.
     Dr. Memoli has been lecturing on oral-systemic interactions and infections since 2000 and formed the Institute for Systemic Medicine and Dentistry in 2007 to apply his program Development Model in the interest of creating an evidence-based oral-systemic clinical model.
     A book is in the planning stages and there is interest in the medical field for the utilization of his algorithm for chronic degenerative disease.

PEER-REVIEWED ADVISORY BOARD
Nancy Connell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School; Harvard University, P.H.D; research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. She is the Director of the Biosafety Level Three (BSLIII) Facility and taught Dental Microbiology at UMDNJ.

Benjamin Maldonado, DMD, Practice limited to Periodontics, Member: American Academy of Periodontics, Academy of Osteointegration.

Michael Margolis, D.D.S., Practicing Dentistry for many years, Dr. Margolis participated in a study at Arizona State University involved in a study of surgical biopsies concerning diagnosed ischemic bone sites by imaging and digital radiology.
         
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D, M.H.S, C.N.S, C.N.S.P, F.A.C.N, F.A.C.P, A.G.A.F, A.B.H.M, A.B.P.N.S., Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine; Chair of Nutrition Advisory Committee; Director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services; Director of Capsule Endoscopy; Co-Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program; President of the Maryland Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition; Contributing Editor-Nutrition in Clinical Practice Journal.

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