School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

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Hot Topics in Oral Medicine

Friday, October 24, 2014

Would you like to know how to deal with the increasing number of medically complex patients in your office? Do you want to learn how the latest medical findings apply to your patients’ care?

Today an increasing percentage of your patients present with complex medical problems and drug regimens affecting the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. This timely and practical continuing dental education program will show you how to assess and manage patients with: 1) anticoagulant or antiplatelet drug regimens, 2) bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, 3) risk for oral cancer and its association to HPV, 4) oral burning or dry mouth, and 5) indications for antibiotic prophylaxis. You will come away with clearer insight as to when modifications are needed during the course of dental treatment based on individual patient needs.

Benefits/Objectives

You will learn how to:

  • prevent and manage peri-operative bleeding.
  • recognize and manage the clinical aspects of osteonecrosis of the jaw.
  • describe the changing profile of oral cancer patients.
  • manage the clinical challenges in patients with dry mouth.
  • modify your approach to antibiotic prophylaxis based on the patient’s specific medical condition and status.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who want to learn how to modify the dental management of their medically complex patients.

Educational Method

Illustrated lectures and panel discussions.

Speakers

Leon A. Assael, D.M.D., C.M.M., Dean and Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Raj Gopalakrishnan, B.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Deepak Kademani, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S., Medical Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellowship Director, Oral/Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, North Memorial Hospital and Hubert Humphrey Cancer Center, Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Frank G. Ondrey, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Otolaryngology; Director, Research and Clinical Studies, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nelson L. Rhodus, D.M.D., M.P.H., Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral Medicine.

Noah A. Sandler, D.M.D., M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; private practice limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Savage and Shakopee, Minnesota, and practices at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Edina, Minnesota.

Daniel D. Skaar, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A, Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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