The ABC’s of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Cases



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University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry


San Francisco, CA

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Increase your knowledge of how to integrate and apply various disciplines in the diagnosis and designing of a treatment plan. During this interactive course, 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. Cases will be presented, then analyzed and discussed among the participants. The presenters will lead the discussion through to a diagnostic conclusion, treatment design and implementation strategy.

Participants will leave the course with a deeper and broader understanding of diagnosis and treatment design.

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

Who Should Attend

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