American Academy of Oral Medicine Fall Meeting: Demystifying the Modern Dental Patient
October 21, 2023
Demystifying the Modern Dental Patient
Constant medical advancements compel providers to expand their knowledge and skills for the assessment and appropriate management of the modern dental patient. The sessions will address the following topics from a practical perspective:
Comprehensive evaluation of patients presenting with pain concerns
Indications and limitations of diagnostic modalities
Dental management considerations for patients with complex medical histories and pharmacologic profiles
Recognition of common oral lesions and referral protocols
Renowned oral medicine and other dental specialties experts will provide updated knowledge to help you be prepared to face the challenges of the modern patient and allow you to provide high-quality, person-centered care.
Debunking Myths in the Diagnosis and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders
Dr. Roxanne Bavarian
This lecture will review common questions and myths that have perpetuated the field of orofacial pain and complicated the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Attendees will learn the standards of examination set by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain for patients presenting with jaw pain, including when to order imaging and the role of adjunctive tests. The long-controversial role of occlusion as a cause of TMD will be discussed, with an appraisal of the literature and the presentation of real-life clinical cases of patients with malocclusion and TMD. Lastly, the evidence and indications for occlusal appliances of different styles will be reviewed.
Recognize the standards for the examination of patients presenting with jaw pain, including the clinical examination, indications for imaging and adjunctive testing, and when to refer
Discuss the controversial role of occlusion in temporomandibular disorders, with an appraisal of the literature as well as presentation of clinical cases that involve malocclusion and TMD symptoms
Review the evidence for occlusal appliances in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders with guidelines for fabrication
Digital Imaging “Refer or Not to Refer, That Is the Question”
Dr. Taraneh Maghsoodi
In this presentation, the participants are familiarized with some basics in radiographic interpretation, utilizing panoramic and CBCT data. They will be presented with common findings in the head and neck region in panoramic imaging. The participants are presented with information to help them decide on further radiographic evaluation or other specialty referrals. Guidelines for proper CBCT referral will be introduced.
Biomarker-Based Adjuncts in Dentistry
Dr. Michaell Huber
Continued advances in our understanding of the molecular dynamics of disease should improve our ability to diagnose, monitor, and manage numerous oral conditions. Efforts to develop a non-invasive saliva-sourced test for the practitioner to identify oral cancer are ongoing. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an update on the status of this noble quest.
The Ever-Changing Drug Profile of the Modern Patient
Dr. Vidya Sankar
Discuss selected new medications used for the management of diverse medical conditions and their impact in oral health.
Targeted cancer therapies
The Medically Complex Patient: What to do and What to Avoid?
Dr. Craig Miller
Review of recent updates to guidelines and the body of knowledge, including but not limited to antibiotic prophylaxis for infectious endocarditis and prosthetic joints, MRONJ, and anticoagulants. Discuss best practices for dental clearance for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, cancer treatment, and organ and bone marrow transplantation.
Common Oral Conditions--Clinicopathological Correlation
Dr. Anne Cale Jones, Dr. Tiffany Tavares
Discuss a variety of oral disorders from a clinical and histopathological perspective. Discuss the development of proper differential diagnoses, appropriate referrals, and initial management.
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It is the policy of the UT Health San Antonio Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.
Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.
Check-in: 7:15 AM Program time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry 7703 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio, TX 78229
Residents and/or UTHSCSA Dental Students: $25
UT Health San Antonio Faculty: $100
(Snacks, beverages, and a lunch box will be provided.)