Dentoalveolar Infections and Update on Antibiotics and Office Oral Surgery for the GP: What to do and What to Refer


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About The Presenter

James M. Christian, DDS, is the Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Christian received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1972 and his D.D.S. degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1978.

Dr. Christian was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served as Director of the Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology. He has an extensive background in academics and research and served on the medical staffs of several hospitals.

Dr. Christian is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a 1983 diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Friday, April 27, 2012
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Memphis, TN

  • Credit: 6 hours
  • Tuition: Early Bird Special - $179 per dentist and $109 per auxiliary. After March 26 - $199 per dentist and $129 per auxiliary. Registration at the door is an additional $25. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. *All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.*
  • Course Presenter: Dr. Jim Christian
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Course Highlights

Dentoalveolar Infections and Update on Antibiotics:

  • How best to identify localized odontogenic infections;
  • Review of microbiology;
  • The physical signs of odontogenic infections;
  • Treatment options; complications and how to manage them prior to referral;
  • Which antibiotics to prescribe, when to prescribe and how to prescribe;
  • Update on prophylactic antibiotic coverage

Office Oral Surgery for the GP: What To Do and What To Refer:

  • Review of dentoalveolar surgical procedures that the generalist could perform in the office;
  • Appropriate armamentaria;
  • Also what patients/procedures to refer and when to make those referrals;
  • Management of complications

The University of Tennessee College 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.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for for 6 hours continuing education credits.