September 7, 2018

Texas Brief PM
Update on Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Oral Cancer Screening in Dental Practice – New Controversies.


Recent guidance published jointly by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons pertaining to the prevention of prosthetic joint infection in the dental setting has been recently introduced. In addition new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force addressing screening for oral cancer have also been introduced. Both of these new sets of guidelines have generated much debate and consternation in the dental profession. The purpose of this course is to update the practitioner on the pros and cons of both recommendations and offer a perspective on how best to interpret and implement.

At conclusion, participants should be able to discuss:
• Relevant risks of dental care as it pertains to prosthetic joint infection.
• Have a better understanding of the recently released guidance addressing prosthetic joint infection and dental care.
• Discuss the oral screening and its integral relationship with the comprehensive head and neck examination.

MICHAELL A. HUBER, D.D.S., received his dental degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in 1980. He continued with postgraduate training in Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology at the National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland in 1986 and received a Certificate in Oral Medicine in 1988. Upon his retirement from the United States Navy in 2002, Dr. Huber joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School.

He has been teaching both pre-doctoral and graduate dental students at the Health Science Center, and is an active participant in the Dental School's Tertiary Care Oral Medicine Clinic. His current research activities include evaluating novel diagnostic techniques for the early detection of oral cancer.

Dr. Huber is certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine and holds memberships to the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the American Dental Association. He has many other professional affiliations, and over the past 22 years, he has held numerous positions in professional organizations.

Check-in: TBD, 12:30 PM
Program: Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Individual: $125.00
Special Discount Fee: $95.00
(Must register for the morning Texas Brief to receive discount)

AGD Code: 730 Hours: 3

To register, please complete the registration form

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