Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Cases: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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***Walk-ins welcome. On-site registration is available***



Increase your knowledge of how to integrate and apply various disciplines in the diagnosis and designing of a treatment plan. The speakers will present cases from the medical-dental, anatomic, orthodontic and pain management/psychological points of view with relevance to practicing general dentists, specialists and their teams.

The afternoon session will follow with cases assigned to small groups of participants who will review their cases and present their diagnostic conclusions and treatment plans to the larger group. The faculty will provide feedback on the conclusions. Participants will leave the course with a deeper and broader understanding of diagnosis and treatment design.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists, specialists and allied dental professionals.


You Will Learn

  • The most common medical problems, system disorders and potential drug interactions encountered in practice and how they might modify dental treatment decisions
  • The anatomy of the oromaxillofacial region and how it relates to diagnosis and treatment
  • The role of orthodontic treatment in the multidisciplinary approach to redistribute spaces (open or close) for implant/bridge restoration
  • Diagnosis of orofacial lesions and TMD dysfunctions and how this affects dentistry
  • The important role each member of the dental team plays in communicating and delivering the proposed treatment to the patient

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $295 for Dentists, $195 for Allied Dental Professionals

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


Homer Asadi, DDS, is an associate professor and serves as course director of the Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy course at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  He has been actively involved in academics, both lecturing and teaching dissection, for 20 years. He has been recognized and honored for Distinguished Merit in Teaching by dental students and maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.

Terry Hoover, DDS, is a full-time associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Dental Practice at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Dr. Hoover had a private dental practice for 28 years in the San Francisco Bay Area before joining the dental school faculty.  He has given numerous extramural presentations including CDA scientific sessions both in San Francisco and Anaheim.

Joorok Park, DMD, MSD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Dr. Park received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, and his MSD and certificate in Orthodontics from Dugoni.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Park has co-authored several papers on anchorage in orthodontics and has lectured internationally. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Excellence in Academic Teaching Award.

Andrew Young, MSD, DDS studied Orofacial Pain at Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.  As the director of the orofacial pain curriculum and patient care at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, he treats temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain.  He also leads the evidence-based decision-making curriculum.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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