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.
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.
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; $89 Residents (includes continental breakfast for on-site participants)
Program: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Check-in: 8:00 am Saturday
Credits: This activity is designated for 13.5 continuing education credits
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.
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.