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The ABCs of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Cases

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, October 8, 2016 9 am to 4 pm

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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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.

Tuition: $275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals
(includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)
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 involved in academics for 20 years and has been honored for Distinguished Merit in Teaching by dental students. He maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.

Terry Hoover, DDS, is an associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Dental Practice at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Hoover had a private dental practice for 28 years in the Bay Area before joining the dental school faculty. He has given numerous extramural presentations, including the CDA scientific sessions.

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 received numerous honors, including the Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Excellence in Academic Teaching Award.

Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, is director of the Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders where he manages patients with TMD disorders and neuropathic pain.  He received an MSD in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

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