Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Cases:  A Multidisciplinary Approach 

Saturday, February 23 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Increase your knowledge of how to integrate and apply various disciplines in the diagnosis and designing of a treatment plan. Cases will be presented from the medical-dental, anatomic, orthodontic and pain management/psychological points of view. This will be an interactive course with relevance to practicing general dentists, specialists, and their teams. The morning session will consist of actual cases presented by course faculty. The afternoon session will follow with cases assigned to small groups of participants who will review their cases and present their diagnostic conclusions and treatment plans to the larger group.  The faculty will provide feedback on the conclusions.  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 and the intrusion of super-erupted molars to increase the vertical clearance for the opposing dentition
  • Diagnosis of orofacial lesions and TMD dysfunctions and how this affects dentistry

Who Should Attend

Dentists and allied dental professionals are encouraged to attend this informative program.

Tuition: $295 Dentists; $195 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am 
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.


Homer Asadi, DDS, is an associate professor and serves as course director of the Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy course at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.  He has been actively involved in academics, both lecturing and teaching dissection, for 20 years. He has been recognized and honored for Distinguished Merit in Teaching by dental students and maintains a private practice.

Terry Hoover, DDS, is a full-time associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Dr. Hoover had a private dental practice for 28 years in the San Francisco Bay Area before joining the dental school faculty.  He has given numerous extramural presentations including CDA scientific sessions both in San Francisco and Anaheim.

Joorok Park, DMD, MSD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Dr. Park received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and his MSD and certificate in orthodontics from the Dugoni School.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and has co-authored several papers on anchorage in orthodontics. 

Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, earned a master of science degree in dentistry in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is the director of the Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders where he oversees the orofacial pain education and patient care at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.