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Hospital Dentistry

Hospital Dentistry

July 20, 2013 - July 21, 2013
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Conferences and Retreats|Special Events|Continuing Education

There is an expanding awareness in the dental profession of the dentist's role in a hospital environment. As the demographics of our population change, there's an increasing need for dentists to be trained to admit patients to a hospital for dental care and answer consultation requests from physicians with hospitalized patients. This course will provide two days of training on the dentist's role within a hospital and the protocol necessary to work in a hospital environment.

You Will Learn

  • The use of a hospital for dental procedures under general anesthesia
  • The administrative organization of a hospital 
  • The granting of clinical privileges to the dentist
  • Indications for hospitalization
  • Procedures involved with patient admissions 
  • The contents of the in-patient chart 
  • Interpretation of laboratory tests
  • Current general anesthesia techniques  
  • Instructions on dentistry in the operating room 

Postoperative patient management (including medical considerations, postoperative rounds and discharge) will be addressed. Tours of the hospital operating room and other areas relevant to the dentist within the hospital will be included.

Who Should Attend

Dentists, hygienists, assistants and residents interested in the admission and treatment of patients in a hospital environment are encouraged to attend.

Tuition:  $335 Dentists; $295 Allied Dental Professionals (includes continental breakfast)   
Program:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday; 8:30 am - 12:30pm Sunday
Check-in:  8:00 am Saturday
Credits:  This activity is designated for 11 continuing education credits

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Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, is professor and director for community oral health at Pacific. He is past president of the Special Care Dentistry Association. He has published and lectured extensively in the areas of hospital dentistry, dentistry for patients with special needs, medical disabilities and dental fear and geriatric dentistry.

Paul Subar, DDS, EdD, is assistant professor and director of the Special Care Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program at Pacific. He received his DDS degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his residency in hospital dentistry at the UCLA Medical Center. In 2009, Dr. Subar received his doctorate in education and professional leadership, EdD, from Pacific's Benerd School of Education.

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, is director of hospital dentistry at Pacific. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and has extensive experience in providing dental care to patients with disabling conditions and medical problems. He has staff appointments at California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser of San Francisco, Highland Hospital and UCSF.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates this activity for 13.5 continuing education credits.