Expert Advice for Care of Your Patients

 Saturday November 4, 2017 

Jointly provided by the UNC Department of Dental Ecology and The American Academy of Oral Medicine 

Course Description:

This course will provide the attendee with practical advice from a panel of nationally known Oral Medicine experts on how to better manage their patients with complex medical conditions, oral mucosal diseases, and orofacial pain. Take-home tips, prescriptions, reference guidelines, and relevant websites will be provided. Clinical cases will be presented.

The faculty invites attendees to submit their most perplexing cases for discussion by the experts in the final hour.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Recognize the most common medications your patients are taking and how they impact their overall oral health and their treatment plan.

• Determine what you need to ask patients to clarify their health status and ensure their medical conditions are being appropriately managed.

• Develop a differential diagnosis for your patients with a complex oral-facial disease or health condition and determine when referral to a specialist might be prudent.

• Prepare your oncology patients for cancer therapy and manage their acute and chronic health complications.

• Effectively, evaluate and manage common oral mucosal diseases.

• Examine the challenges and opportunities in managing orofacial pain conditions, including appropriate controlled-substance prescribing practices and recognizing the signs of abuse/misuse in your patients.

Course DirectorLauren Patton, DDS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina

Wendy Hupp, DMD, DABOM

Associate Professor of Oral Medicine University of Louisville, School of Dentistry

A. Ross Kerr, DMD, MSD

Clinical Professor Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine at New York University, School of Dentistry 

Andres Pinto, DMD, MPH, FDS, RCSEd

Chair and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial  Medicine in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

Miriam Robbins, DDS, MS

Chair of the Department of Dental Medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Vidya Sankar, BDS, MBA, MS

Associate Surgeon at the Division of Oral Medicine Clinic and Dentistry at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Eric Stoopler, DMD, FDSRCS, FDS RCSEng

Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of Postdoctoral Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc

Chief of the Divisions of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location: UNC School of Dentistry

Registration Fee: $250 on or before Oct. 7, 2017; $275 after October 7, 2017.

This course satisfies the NCSBDE continuing education requirement for Opioid Prescribing!

The UNC School of Dentistry designates this course for up to 6 hours of continuing education credits.

For more information and to register, go to the event page, In Your Face Oral Medicine: Expert Advice for Care of Your Patients  or call (919)537-3400.

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