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What if All Antibiotics Fail and Dental Trauma

Guest Speaker: Paul D. Eleazer, DDS, MS

Event Date: Friday, June 7, 2013

LOCATION: University of Louisville School of Dentistry
8:30 AM-9:00 AM SIGN-IN
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM LECTURE
Room 119



What If All Antibiotics Fail?
This lecture will begin with basics of principles of microbiology of metabolic and structural differences in Archaea and bacteria, as well as their distribution in the human body and on our planet. Antibiotic prescribing principles will be covered. Next the growing problem of multidrug antimicrobial resistance will be addressed. The final section will include strategies for fighting microbes, emphasizing prevention and surgical principles for drainage, as well as research in culture and sensitivity methods.

Dental Trauma – Perhaps the most common form of all physical traumas.
Dental trauma, often a factor in any trauma, is widespread, causing considerable dental morbidity. A case-based format will be used to illustrate the concept that traumas do not fall into specific categories with specific treatments. Rather careful history of degree of force, whether force is broad or focused, and direction of force should be integrated into diagnosis and treatment. Cases will be used to illustrate these principles. Armamentarium for the dental office will be included at various stages of the presentation.


What If All Antibiotics Fail? 
Following this course the attendees should be able to do the following.

  1. Describe the three great groups of life forms in Earth.
  2. Appreciate the metabolic differences between the lower two forms and Eukaryotes.
  3. Understand wide variety of mechanisms of microbial resistance to our drugs.
  4. Understand differences in sites of action for various antimicrobials and rationale for changing therapeutic agents and for surgical intervention.
  5. Differences between disinfectants and antibiotics.
  6. Know when to refer an infected patient.
  7. How to perform cultures to avoid contamination by oral flora.
  8. Dangers of poor surgical technique in iatrogenic cause of infection.

Dental Trauma – Perhaps the most common form of all physical traumas.
Following the course attendees should be able to do the following.

  1. Appreciate the sliding scale nature of injuries, rather than assuming that an injury must fall into a specific category.
  2. Ask pertinent questions to assess injury.
  3. Prepare an armamentarium for treating various injuries.
  4. Decide which types of injury they would consider referring.
  5. Understand follow-up can be individualized for each patient.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Sign-In/On-Site Registration
9:00 a.m. - Noon Lecture: What if Antibotics Fail?
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lecture: Dental Trauma - Perhaps the most common form of all physical traumas
Breaks: One 15-minute break in a.m. and p.m.

About Paul D. Eleazer, DDS, MS

Dr. Eleazer is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He is jointly appointed at the School of Dentistry and at the university’s Graduate School.

He was born and raised in Georgia. He attended Oxford College of Emory University and the University of Georgia.  He received his dental education at the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1970. 

He served in the US Public Health Service in Alaska and Arizona.  He received a certificate in Endodontics and a Masters in Oral Biology from Temple University in Philadelphia.  He taught endodontics at the Medical College of Virginia before moving to Albany, Georgia to practice endo full time for 21 years. 

During his private practice career he became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  Also he served the AAE in several capacities, including member and chair of various committees, 1989 Annual Session Chair, AAE Foundation President, and AAE Board of Director.  Also while in practice, he taught dental pharmacology to dental hygiene students. 

In 1996 he moved to the University of Louisville to lead the residency program in endo and eventually chair the Department of Periodontics, Endodontics, and Dental Hygiene.  During this time he became a director of the American Board of Endodontics.


In 2001, he moved to Birmingham to chair the Department of Endodontics. He maintains a private practice as an endodontist within the school.



Lecture: CEU(s) - 6

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

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On-Site Registration/Sign-in:
8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Course: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


FEES On-Line Registration by 6/6/2013 11:59 AM On-Site Registration after 6/6/2013 11:59 AM
Dentist: $225 $295
Hygienist: $180 $250
Auxiliary: $180 $250
Hygienist/Auxiliary w/ Dentist: $170 $240

Register On-Line: (MasterCard or VISA only)

****Payment by Check or Money Order available for on-site registration only****



We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.

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