Meeting Archives

“3D Implant Planning and Surgical Guide Creation”

      Dr. Paul R. Weeks

Dr. Weeks was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Alabama in 1974. He graduated with honors from UAB School of Dentistry in 1977 and was a member of

Omicron Kappa Upsilon.  He completed the Periodontics Post Graduate Program at UAB School of Dentistry in 1979 and opened his practice here in Huntsville. He also continued as a part-time clinical instructor at UAB from 1987 until 1997.  In addition to serving as President of the Huntsville-Madison County Dental Society, Paul has served as President of the Alabama Society of Periodontists,

Parenteral sedation Evaluator for the board of dental examiners from since 1987, Past chief of Dentistry Department at Huntsville Hospital, and Founder of Tennessee Valley Study Club, 1997, an affiliate of Seattle Study Club.  He is a member of the Alabama Dental Association, Alabama Society of Periodontists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Periodontology, as well as our own Huntsville Madison County Dental Society.

His hobbies are hiking, snow skiing and cycling.


Date:  May 13, 2013

6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown

Special Two Hour Program for Infection Control:

                               “What’s New with the Flu and Other Infectious Diseases”

Dr. Coke received undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado–Boulder in 1969 and then graduated with a DDS from Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago in 1973.  Immediately following, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA. After two years as a Naval Dental Officer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he completed a two-year certificate program in Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis from the University of Illinois–Chicago. Dr. Coke has been involved with GPR hospital-based in programs in Chicago, IL, Denver, CO and Gainesville, FL.

Currently, Dr. Coke is Professor and Program Director for the AEGD and GPR post-graduate general dentistry programs at the University of  Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry. He is board certified by The American Board of Oral Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists. Dr. Coke has been active with the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation serving as a Site Evaluator since 1984. He currently is on the Postgraduate General Dentistry Review Committee. Dr. Coke also serves on the Board of Directors Alabama Academy of General Dentistry. He has given over one hundred CE presentations nationally on common sense pharmacology, medical risk management, infection control and adult minimal sedation for the general dentist. He is the author and co-author of twenty-eight refereed publications. In March of 2012 Dr. Coke was awarded the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of seven faculty in the UAB system.

Date:  April 1, 2013

6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown

Michael S. Reddy, DMD, DMSc

Dr. Reddy attended the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD degree, Certificate of Periodontology and Doctorate of  Medical Sciences Degree in Oral Biology.  Dr. Reddy joined the UAB faculty in 1989 as an  Assistant Professor.  He has served as Chair of  Periodontology since 2004.  In 2011 Dr. Reddy was named Interim Dean of the UAB School of Dentistry and in March of 2012 was named the eighth Dean.  He is a senior scientist in multiple UAB research centers including the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and the Center for Aging.  His research has focused on interrelationships between oral infections and overall health and regenerative medicine approaches in the oral cavity.  He has had   continuous NIH funding for the past 20 years and over 40 grants awarded as an investigator or co-investigator.  Dr. Reddy is an internationally recognized    master clinician in the area of periodontal therapy and  dental implants and he is an examiner for the American Board of Periodontology.  He has served as a member or committee chair of several national and international associations and societies, including the Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation.  He is a recipient of the Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and has been recognized as a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.  He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontology and Editor of Clinical Advances in Periodontics.

Speaker:  Nicholas Lee Massie, BS, Pharm.D.

“Narcotic Abuse and Diversion:  Guide for Health Professionals”

Make your plans to join us for our March meeting of the  Huntsville-Madison County Dental Society.  Our speaker will be Nicholas Lee Massie.  He is a lifetime native of Alabama who has been involved in both the business and medical field.  He has been involved with small business for many years while working in his father’s off-campus college textbook store. This experience allowed him to apply the “customer service” mentality to patients under his care as a clinical pharmacist at Huntsville Hospital.

Nicholas graduated from the University of Alabama Summa cum Laude, with a BS in Chemistry. He received  his Doctor of Pharmacy from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2012, graduating Summa cum Laude and Rho Chi Academic Honor Society.  He is completing his PGY-1 Residency at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at Huntsville Hospital. He has accepted a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy position at Huntsville Hospital and anticipates his Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist Certification in 2013.

His topic:  “Interactions with patients who abuse narcotics is a common problem for health professionals across the United States.  During this presentation, we will analyze the statistics and demographics associated with narcotic abusers, as well investigate the common signs indicating narcotic abuse. “

Monday, February 4, 2013

Dr. Amy Peltier:  “Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain”

Dr. Peltier’s presentation will address

  •  What is orofacial pain and how are they classified;
  •  Clinical diagnosis of orofacial pains and how to know when diagnosis will require referral;
  •  Collaborative management of orofacial pains.

Dr. Amanda “Amy” Peltier is a native of Huntsville, Alabama.  She attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville and completed Bachelor’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Biology and Philosophy in 2004.  After completing these studies, she earned her DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, AL in 2008. She followed her DMD studies with a 3 year advanced education in prosthodontics at the same institution.  In her tenure, she served as undergraduate clinical faculty and worked on multiple complex and interdisciplinary treatments.

She is the owner of North Alabama Prosthodontics, P.C. in Huntsville, AL, which has been open for one year.  Her practice is primarily referral based and she enjoys working in all areas of prosthodontics, but has a special interest in TMDs, occlusion and complex oral rehabilitation.  She balances her young practice with a part time job serving underserved children in Athens, Alabama where she is employed by a dental nonprofit.  In her free time, Dr. Amy loves to read, solve puzzles and to watch college football and boxing.

Please join us for this very informative session.  And remember that you are welcome to bring your staff along!

Monday, November 5

Dr. Bill Ingram:  “Lessons Learned in Backing Up”

Have you ever had your server crash?  “No problem, we have back-up!” you say, only to learn that your back-up was malfunctioning!  What to do? One of our own, Dr. Bill Ingram will share his “lessons learned in backing up” at our next meeting.

Dr. Ingram graduated from the University of North Alabama at then attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry where he earned his DMD.  In 1982 he set up his private practice here in Huntsville.

Dr. Ingram is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and has earned the status of Master, Academy of General Dentistry. and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award in 2012.  He has served as ADA House of Delegates; ALAGD President, ALAGD Board of Directors; ADA Board of Trustees; 8th District President, Peer Review Chair, Secretary, Trustee, and Delegate to the ADA; Huntsville-Madison County Dental Society President.; and Bass Study Club President.  He is a member of the Calhoun Community College Dental Advisory Board, and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Leadership Council.


Bill and his wife, Bobsy, are both devoted to the advancement of dentistry.

Please join us for this very informative session.  And remember that you are welcome to bring your staff along!