UNDERSTANDING THE VITAL ROLE OF MEDICAL HISTORY AND PHARMACOLOGY IN ORAL DIAGNOSIS: A ROAD-MAP FOR SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT PLANNING
Audience: This course was created for doctors and dental assistants.
“Why do cases fail?” This is a question that most practitioners have asked of themselves. The answers can most often be revealed by the initial examination if the proper data is captured and understood. In this must-see symposium, three nationally recognized educators will offer a coordinated approach to gather and reconcile the essential data for comprehensive diagnosis. With this insight, a new perspective on treatment planning will be presented as well as an approach to reducing the future risk for recurrent disease. A dynamic live panel discussion and question/answer round-table will immediately follow the presentations.
Part 1: “The Phantom of the Operatory” Let Your Inner Voice Guide You to Great Patient Care! with Tom Viola , R.Ph., C.C.P.
In this presentation, participants can expect to:
• Discuss the family of cardiovascular diseases and the complex interplay with systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
• Discuss the pathophysiology of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and the various management strategies and treatment options available.
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of PUD and GERD along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
• Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD and the various management strategies and treatment options available.
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of asthma and COPD along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
• Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, dental considerations and potentially necessary treatment modifications.
Part 2: “Treatment Planning and Disease Management in Modern Practice: Expanding Your bag of Tricks!” with Marc Geissberger, DDS
During this program practitioners will learn how to:
• Diagnose a variety of complex clinical situations.
• Understand the difference between a balanced oral environment and one that is susceptible to disease
• Develop strategies that can be implemented in practice to help patients achieve oral balance
• Develop a program for caries eradication that can be easily implemented into private practice
• Learn new diagnostic and examination tools that lead to more complete treatment plan development
Part 3: “Embracing your “BFF” for Success.” The Role of the Body, The Face and Function to Reduce Risk for Treatment Failures with Jeffrey W Horowitz, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM
In this presentation, participants can expect to gain understanding on the following topics:
• How to utilize risk management for treatment planning the restored or non-restored dentition.
• The role of diagnostic imaging, records and testing in comprehensive diagnosis.
• The role of airway and skeletal patterns in comprehensive diagnosis
• How to differentiate occlusal disease from temporo-mandibular joint disorders.
- Course Details: 3 Live Lecture CE Credits - Subject Code 149 - No Prerequisites
Dr. Jeff Horowitz
completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a general practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. In 1992, Dr. Horowitz founded the Carolina Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary group practice. His main interests are cosmetic smile rehabilitation, complex restorative cases, treatment of sleep disordered breathing, orthodontics and TMJ disorders. An admitted C.E. “Junkie”, Dr. Horowitz has earned fellowship from the AGD where he is actively involved as a past-president and delegate for South Carolina. He serves as a mentor at the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, is a key opinion leader and lecturer for the Catapult Group, and is an instructor for Sleep Group Solutions. His dental affiliations include the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Carolina Sleep Society, American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Dr. Marc Geissberger DDS
Dr. Geissberger was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He attended Marin Catholic High School. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. After completing his undergraduate degree he attended the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991. While in dental school he served as class president his first two years and as student body president during his final year. Additionally, he was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega dental honor societies for scholastic excellence. In 1994 Dr. Geissberger earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of the Pacific School of Education.
Dr. Geissberger has practiced in Marin since 1991. He splits his time equally between his private practice and educating practicing dentists He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and served as the Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry for 15 years. He has maintained a faculty appointment continuously since 1991.
Dr. Geissberger has been awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has won several teaching awards and completed a fellowship with the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute. He has served as the President, President-Elect and Vice President of both the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and University of the Pacific’s Alumni Association.
Dr. Tom Viola
Thomas Viola, the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of 16 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous, and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.