CE Your Way: Review of Common Medical Conditions for Dentists

Dr. Joseph Best is a 1989 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and a part-time faculty member at the dental school in the Department of Surgical Sciences. He is the course director for the Medical Emergencies and Pharmacotherapeutics courses at MUSoD and lectures extensively in pharmacology, medicine, oral surgery and implant dentistry both at the dental school and in regional CE programs. Dr. Best received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and maintains a private practice with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Waukesha, WI.

Course Description:

Dentists today are asked to manage patients presenting with complex medical problems that can impact on the way they deliver dental care. Whether it is managing complicated lists of medications, medical problems that effect the immune system, or multi organ system disease; these patients require the practicing dentist to have a working knowledge of basic medicine. This course will systematically review the common medical problems in a case based approach and help attending dentists to have the tools needed to manage these complex patients. Attendees will be presented with representative cases and will work through management of these cases with an emphasis on real world evidence based decsion making.

Course Objectives:

This course will present the most up-to-date information available. Upon completion of this presentation participants should be able to:

1. Identify and classify patients with complex medical problems
2. Recognize and understand common drug interactions that can impact dental care
3. Gain a working knowledge of common medical problems and their impact on dental treatment and health
4. Identify those patients that present with medical problems that may contraindicate routine dental treatment


Date: 3/19/2014
Registration Ends: 3/12/2014 11:59 PM
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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