Scientific Program – Monday, May 6, 2019

  • Speaker: Dr. Ken Hargreaves
  • Program: “Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain” and “Issues in Managing the Persistent Endodontic Infection”
  • Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm (5 hrs.)
  • Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
  • Registration: opens at 7:45am
  • Snack Break: 10:30-11:00am

“Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain” Description:

At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients;
  2. Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain;
  3. Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case.

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies. The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency. Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering  common pain problems with useful solutions.

“Issues in Managing the Persistent Endodontic Infection” Description: 

At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Describe a practical method that combines non-pharmacological treatment with the appropriate antibiotics for managing dental infections;
  2. Understand the growing recognition of bacterial strains resistant to current antibiotics and be able to describe how to manage this problem;
  3. Describe clinical outcome studies comparing one appointment to multiple appointment procedures.

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing dentoalveolar infections. The objective is to be practical. The biology of infections is used as a foundation to allow the practitioner to select the best combination of dental and pharmacological treatments to manage dental infections. In addition, potential adverse effects and their management will be reviewed. Want to know which antibiotic to use? How to manage most endodontic infections with local treatment instead of antibiotics? Which endodontic procedures offers the optimal way to reduce/eliminate endodontic pathogens? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in addressing endodontic infection problems with useful solutions.

Bio:

Dr. Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 160 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp.  Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

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