January 14, 2010

Luncheons for Learning
Hemostatic Agents and the General Dentist

Alicia G. Galvan, D.D.S.

One day a month a speaker discusses a dental topic during lunch. The sessions are informal and the group has an opportunity to interact with the speaker during a short discussion period at the end of the lecture. It requires only about one and one-half hour of your time to learn the latest developments in many areas of dentistry. It also offers the opportunity to get better acquainted with your colleagues and their staff since all dental allied personnel and technicians are also invited to attend.

According to a survey performed by the Special Care Dentistry Association, it was found that the majority of patients would like for their general dentist to perform exodontia when necessary if it is within the purview of the treating dentist. In addition there are many other procedures currently performed by properly trained general dentists such as implant placement, soft tissue biopsies and periodontal surgeries. This presentation will serve to explore a variety of hemostatic agents that may be used intraoperatively and perioperatively. The proper use of hemostatic agents by the general dentist will also be discussed relative to their applicability, efficacy, efficiency and financial feasibility

ALICIA G. GALVAN, D.D.S., received her dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 2002 and completed a two- year general practice residency program at UTHSCSA and University Hospital in 2004. Dr. Galvan was director for the UTHSCSA Advanced Education in General Dentistry program for four years and she is currently in her second year as the director of the UTHSCSA GPR program. In 2007, Dr. Galvan received a grant from the UTHSCSA Academic Center for Excellence to investigate cultural competency among dental students via a selective course with plans for phasing into the Haven for Hope facility to provide dentistry to vulnerable populations. Dr. Galvan is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists. Dr. Galvan is also a member of the ADA, AGD, TDA, SADDS and the Special Care Dentistry Association. In 2009 Dr. Galvan was awarded a presidential clinical excellence award on behalf of UTHSCSA.

Check-in & Lunch:
D.S. Cafeteria, Private Dining Room, 11:30 AM
Program: Thursday, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Dental School, Private Dining Room in the Cafeteria The
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (back of Dental School and adjacent to Visitor Parking Lot.)

Includes Luncheon and Lecture
Individual: $49.50

CREDIT (Course Code: 128777A)
AGD Code: 311 Hours: 1

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