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Note: No relevant commercial financial relationships exist for the planner and speakers of the above-noted program.


Moderator
Jaisri Thoppay
Arwa Farag
Ken Ikeda

Date
Wednesday, April 17

Time
8:00PM – 12:00PM

WORKSHOP 1
The Fundamentals of Medical Lasers: Physics, Basic Parameters, and Safety Measures

Synopsis
The incorporation of laser technology in dental practice has become an integral aspect of contemporary patient care. This workshop provides the fundamental didactic knowledge for laser physics and safety required for further pursuit of laser certification.

 
Setting Event

WORKSHOP 1

Time
8:00AM – 8:45AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Laser Precision 1: Fundamentals of Laser Physics & Safety in Hard Tissue Dentistry

Synopsis
This lecture discusses the essential principles of laser physics and safety protocols specifically tailored for hard tissue dentistry. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying physics behind laser technology, explore its applications in hard tissue procedures, and grasp the critical safety measures to ensure optimal outcomes for both practitioners and patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain insight into the fundamental principles of laser physics as they apply to hard tissue dentistry.
  2. Learn the various applications of lasers in hard tissue dentistry, including cavity preparation, soft tissue management, and surgical procedures and understand the advantages and limitations of laser technology in comparison to traditional tools.
  3. Develop proficiency in implementing safety measures to protect both practitioners and patients.

Speaker
James S. Carreiro, DMD, PA
President, Academy of Laser Dentistry

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
8:45AM – 9:30AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

The Fundamentals of Laser Physics & Safety 2: Soft Tissue Laser.

Synopsis
This talk covers the fundamental knowledge of surgical laser and its applications in clinical practice. Participants will gain insights on the physics of laser technology and its applications in managing soft tissue pathology while grasping critical safety measures.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the fundamental physics of the different surgical soft tissue lasers technologies.
  2. Familiarize with the various physiologic interactions of laser with the biological tissues in the head and neck region.
  3. Appreciate how basic laser characteristics may influence the application and outcome of treatment.

Speaker
Manoela Martins, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
9:30AM – 10:15AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Harnessing Light for Healing: Photobiomodulation in Tissue Repair and Pain Management

Synopsis
This comprehensive lecture will delve into the world of Photobiomodulation (PBM) and its applications in enhancing tissue repair, reducing inflammation, minimizing edema, inducing analgesia and anesthesia, mobilizing stem cells, and improving blood flow.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the basic principles behind photobiomodulation and how light interacts with biological tissues to elicit therapeutic effects.
  2. Evaluate scientific studies and clinical trials supporting the efficacy of photobiomodulation in tissue repair acceleration, inflammation reduction, and pain management.
  3. Understand the optimal parameters, including wavelength, intensity, and duration, required for effective and safe application of photobiomodulation in various clinical scenarios.

Speaker
James Carroll, FRSM
Founder and CEO, THOR Photomedicine Ltd, UK

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
10:30AM – 11:30AM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Optimizing Dental Practice with Laser Technology: Infrastructure Development, Team Training, Coding, and Billing Strategies

Synopsis
This comprehensive lecture aims to guide dental practitioners through the seamless integration of laser technology into their practices. From establishing the necessary infrastructure to training the dental team, understanding coding, and implementing effective billing strategies, this session will provide valuable insights into the successful incorporation of lasers in dental procedures.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the benefits, challenges, and practical steps involved in harnessing laser technology for enhanced patient care and practice efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify essential infrastructure requirements for incorporating laser technology and evaluate cost-effective and scalable solutions for integrating lasers into the dental practice.
  2. Foster a team-oriented approach to ensure effective training, communication, and collaboration during laser-assisted procedures while addressing common challenges among team members related to the adoption of laser technology.
  3. Explore current procedural terminology (CPT) codes relevant to laser-assisted dental procedures and develop a systematic approach to billing for laser procedures, including fee structures and reimbursement considerations.

Speaker
James S. Carreiro, DMD, PA
President, Academy of Laser Dentistry

 

WORKSHOP 1

Time
11:30AM – 12:00PM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Panel Discussion: All Speakers

Synopsis
This is an open format panel discussion to allow attendees to have a meaningful dialogue with expert in the field of medical laser and ask questions pertaining to the use of laser in the dental and oral medicine clinics.




Moderator
Dr. Shaiba Sandhu

Date
Wednesday, April 17

Time
1:00PM – 5:00PM

WORKSHOP 2
Laser Application in Oral Medicine: Hands-on session

 
Setting Event

WORKSHOP 2

Time
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Precision in Practice: Mastering Laser Dentistry and Photobiomodulation-clinical Cases

Synopsis
This comprehensive lecture offers attendees a guided tour through diverse clinical cases and emphasizes the multifaceted clinical indications for advanced laser technologies. From addressing soft and hard tissue pathologies to enhancing wound healing through photobiomodulation, this lecture provides a holistic understanding of the capabilities and nuances involved. Special attention is given to the pivotal role of correct machine settings and accurate application techniques, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Through an engaging exploration of real-world cases, participants will gain invaluable insights into integrating laser dentistry and photobiomodulation into their clinical practices.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the diverse clinical indications for different laser technologies.
  2. Gain insights into the importance of correct machine settings for maximizing the effectiveness of laser treatments.
  3. Acquire proficiency in accurate application techniques to achieve precise and predictable outcomes in a minimally invasive manner.

Speaker
Manoela Martins, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 

WORKSHOP 2

Time
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Room
MAGNOLIA ABC

Laser Application in Oral Medicine: Hands-on session

Synopsis
This practical hands-on session is designed for attendees to establish proper devices settings and apply correct clinical techniques to deliver safe and effective soft and hard tissue surgeries and photobiomodulation procedures while being directly supervised by experts in the field.

Learning Objectives

  1. Navigate the settings for various laser devices for soft and hard tissue surgeries and photobiomodulation.
  2. Practice safe handling of devices and develop proficiency in proper soft tissue incision and excision techniques, tissue hemostasis, bone enamel/dentine shaping and contouring, and pain management.
  3. Practice troubleshooting of common issues related to device operation and surgical procedures while adhering to ethical standards.

Session Demonstrators
Jaisri Thoppay, James Carroll, Jennifer Julian, Christy Jones, James S. Carreiro, Ken Ikeda, Manoela Martins, Alex Disessa, Jonathan Luo, Bryon Walker and Arwa Farag




Setting Event

WORKSHOP 3

Moderator
Dr. Shaiba Sandhu

Date
Wednesday, April 17

Time
8:00AM – 12:00PM

Room
CANCELED

Intelligence & Efficiency: Digital Workflow in Oral Medicine Practice

Synopsis
The use of digital technology and intraoral scanners has been widely embraced in recent years by dental professionals. This technology has shown a great promise for increasing predictability and efficiency of treatment with positive impacts on patient outcomes. This session will provide practical guidance and in-depth details for digital workflow applications with case examples to help practitioners establish a digital practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate the applications of Digital Workflow in oral medicine and its contribution to improving accuracy, efficiency, patient comfort, and turnaround time.
  2. Understand the functionality of digital [CAD/CAM] & 3D printing in optimizing clinical workflow.
  3. Familiarize attendees with the materials and characterization options with indications for clinical success.

Speaker
Jaisri Thoppay DDS, MBA, MS
Center for Integrative Oral Health
7151 University Blvd Unit 110, Winter Park, FL




Moderator
Nancy Burkhart

Date
Saturday, April 20

Time
10:00AM - 12:00PM

WORKSHOP 5
Dental Hygienist: The Key Player in Oral Medicine Practice

Two-hour session. Four speakers, each will deliver a 25-minute talk followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

Synopsis
This dental hygiene workshop is intended to introduce the dental hygienist to the benefits of making oral medicine your specialty and focus within your practice of dental hygiene. The program offers information on the practice of oral medicine and the importance of incorporating the oral medicine concept into all types of practice settings. The workshop will offer some case studies on how the dental hygienist can approach oral/systemic issues from an oral medicine perspective.

 
Setting Event

WORKSHOP 5

Time
10:00AM - 10:25AM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Dental Hygienist with an Oral Medicine Perspective

Synopsis
This lecture will walk attendees through the different aspects of clinical oral care provided by the specialty of Oral Medicine and highlight the pivotality of integrating oral medicine components in dental hygiene educational curriculum.

Learning Objectives

  1. Familiarize with the specialty of Oral Medicine and the different aspects of clinical oral care the specialty provides.
  2. Gain knowledge regarding patient’s care protocols in the oral medicine facilities.
  3. Appreciate the pivotality of integrating oral medicine components in dental hygiene educational curriculum.

Speaker
Nancy W. Burkhart, Ed.D, M.Ed, BS, RDH
Adjunct Professor and Educational Consultant
Director of The International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group
Department of Periodontics and Stomatology, Texas A&M College of Dentistry,
Dallas, TX

 

WORKSHOP 5

Time
10:30AM - 10:55AM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Integrating Oral Medicine within the Dental Hygienist Clinical Practice

Synopsis
This talk highlights how the dental hygienist can play an integral part in caring for oral medicine patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of oral medicine practice.
  2. Learn how oral hygienists can key-in on the field oral medicine.
  3. Understand the integral role of oral hygienists in detecting and caring for patients with various oral disease and conditions.

Speaker
Celeste Abraham, DDS, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontics and Stomatology, Texas A&M College of Dentistry,
Dallas, TX

 

WORKSHOP 5

Time
11:00AM - 11:25AM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Oral Diseases: Let’s investigate further

Synopsis
This interactive clinical case discussion walks attendees through the process of detecting underlying systemic conditions that maybe causing or influencing oral disease.

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast between oral conditions that present with similar clinical manifestations.
  2. Navigate the process of investigating underlying systemic conditions that might cause or correlate to oral conditions.
  3. Appreciate the cruciality of establishing referral system/network to facilitate optimal patient care.

Speaker
Arwa Farag, BDS, DMSc, FRCSEd
Associate Professor, King AbdulAziz University
Faculty of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

WORKSHOP 5

Time
11:30AM - 11:55AM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Incorporating Oral Medicine Concepts in Dental Hygiene Treatment Plan: A case study

Synopsis
This clinical case study helps audience in designing their oral hygiene treatment plan while paying special consideration to any existing oral conditions and their management modalities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the importance of detailed history taking and comprehensive clinical examination.
  2. Customize dental hygiene treatment plan around any existing oral/mucosal conditions and their current treatment.
  3. Monitor the progress of your patient’s oral condition and initiate referral in case of deteriorations or if new suspicious findings emerged.

Speaker
JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Dental Hygiene, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University




Moderator
Jaisri Thoppay
(8:00AM - 12:00PM)
Tanya Rouleau
(1:30PM - 4:00PM)

Date
Saturday, April 20

Time
8:00AM - 4:00PM

WORKSHOP 6
The Nuts and Bolts for a Burgeoning Oral Medicine Career Path and Practice

Registration Fee
$ TBD

Synopsis
This workshop will provide comprehensive sessions with experts in building oral medicine practice. Experts will share practical guidance and in-depth details to help early and mid-career practitioners established and maintain a thriving oral medicine practice. Pre-registration with extra fees is required to attend this session.

 
Setting Event

WORKSHOP 6

Time
8:00AM – 8:30AM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine: An Ever-Evolving Practice

Synopsis
The reciprocal interaction between the specialty of Oral Medicine and other healthcare specialties to serve the evolving patients need has contributed to the progressive nature of oral medicine practice. This talk focuses on means to boost and sustain your ever-evolving practice demands.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the methods for initiating and maintaining collaborative and reciprocal interaction with other healthcare specialty.
  2. Appreciate the need to embrace new treatment modalities and technological advancement to fulfill the evolving patients’ demand.
  3. Explore the means to boost and sustain a progressive oral medicine practice.

Speaker
Dr. Iquebal Hasan
Clinical Associate Professor - Oral Medicine
Medical Director of UNC Hospitals Oral Medicine

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine practice models – Career path 1: Where to start after residency?

Synopsis
Pursuing a career in oral medicine is often faced with challenges not commonly addressed during the years of residency. The complexity of balancing clinical, teaching, and administrative duties while maintaining scholarly productivity and national engagement is a tough mission to achieve. This talk discusses the challenges young oral medicine practitioners may face at the early stages of their careers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Navigate the challenges young oral medicine graduates may face at the beginning of their careers.
  2. Learn the best strategies to understand, acclimate, and grow into your new work environment.
  3. Explore the opportunities that will take your oral medicine career to the next level.

Speaker
Katrina Myer, DMD
Charlotte Oral Medicine
2100 N Davidson St suite b, Charlotte, NC 28205, United States

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
9:00AM - 9:30AM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine practice models – Career Path 2: Hospitals and Medical Centers

Synopsis
This talk provides basic understanding to the unique nature of Oral Medicine practice and how it can be successfully integrated within the hospital system.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the various hospital practice models currently existing.
  2. Recognize the barriers to establishing/sustaining hospital-based oral medicine practice.
  3. Appreciate the specific prerequisite, skillsets, and personnel required to integrate and operate a successful hospital-based practice.

Speaker
Ken Ikeda, DDS, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry
45 Francis Street, ASB2-1, Boston, MA 02115

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
10:00AM – 10:30AM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine practice models – Career Path 3: Academia

Synopsis
Due to the unique, and unconventional, nature of the specialty of oral medicine, those joining academia may face several obstacles when it comes to establishing their clinical practices while fulfilling their teaching and administrivia duties.

Learning Objectives

  1. Highlight the lack of oral medicine specialty/departments across many of the USA dental schools despite the existing demand.
  2. Discuss the various constraints that may limit the establishment of new, and the expansion of existing, oral medicine departments in academic institutions.
  3. Provide a guide for building the infrastructure for oral medicine in academia and how to achieve balance between educational duties and clinical practice.

Speaker
Milda Chmieliauskaite, DMD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine
Director, Oral Medicine Graduate Program
Attending, Oral Medicine Clinical Services, University of Washington

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
10:30AM – 11:15AM

Room
CANCELED

Credentialling and Establishing credentials
[Interactive and Hands on]

Synopsis
This interactive session highlights the essential elements in insurance credentialing process.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the nuts and bolts of oral medicine credentialing.
  2. Navigate the process associated with oral medicine providers credentialling.
  3. Explore how to set up NPI, DEA, Taxonomy and CAQH.

Speaker
Jaisri Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS
Center for Integrative Oral Health
7151 University Blvd Unit 110, Winter Park, FL

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
11:15AM - 12:00PM

Room
CANCELED

Billing and Coding [Interactive and Hands on]

Synopsis
This this hands-on session will walk attendees through the fundamental and practical details related to oral medicine billing and coding.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the basic details pertaining to oral medicine coding.
  2. Recognize coding and billing blackholes.
  3. Appreciate how ICD selection may influence your billing and financial revenues.

Speaker
Jaisri Thoppay DDS, MBA, MS
Center for Integrative Oral Health
7151 University Blvd Unit 110, Winter Park, FL

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
1:30PM – 2:00PM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine: Market Demands and Practice Models

Synopsis
This talk familiarizes attendees with the various models of oral medicine practice and how these models may meet the existing market demand.

Learning Objectives

  1. Familiarize with the various oral medicine practice models currently existing.
  2. Understand how an oral medicine practice should be tailored to meet the marketplace demand.
  3. Appreciate the barriers, prerequisite, and skillsets to operate a successful practice.

Speaker
Tanya Rouleau
South Calgary Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
2:00PM – 2:30PM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine Private Practice Set-up

Synopsis
This lecture highlights the building blocks for establishing a private practice in oral medicine and touches on the available opportunities and current challenges to establish and run such a practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what it takes to establish an oral medicine private practice.
  2. Recognizing the opportunities and challenges of establishing private oral medicine practice in the community.
  3. Explore the cost of running an oral medicine practice and its financial sustainability.

Speaker
Jaisri Thoppay DDS, MBA, MS
Center for Integrative Oral Health
7151 University Blvd Unit 110, Winter Park, FL

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
2:30PM – 3:00PM

Room
CANCELED

Oral Medicine Practice: Building your Team

Synopsis
This session covers the fundamentals of staff management, interprofessional communication and the incorporation of AI tools into your private practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the best modalities/strategies for staff recruitment, training, and retention.
  2. Appreciate the cruciality of team building and professional communication.
  3. Explore the opportunities of incorporating AI to boost the flow of your practice.

Speaker
Jaisri Thoppay DDS, MBA, MS
Center for Integrative Oral Health
7151 University Blvd Unit 110, Winter Park, FL

 

WORKSHOP 6

Time
3:00PM – 4:00PM

Room
CANCELED

Financial Literacy, Stability, and Wellbeing

Synopsis
This closing talk tackles the bigger picture of long-term financial stability and highlight examples for future investments that may sustain financial security.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand why financial wellbeing is crucial to overall wellbeing.
  2. Learn the most important factors that affect finances and lifestyle.
  3. Build passive investments and financial security from the “Ground Up”!!

Speaker
Joel Napenas, DDS
Associate Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Director of the Oral Medicine Residency Program
Medical Director and Chief at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center




Setting Event

WORKSHOP 8

Moderator
Jennifer Frustino
Liz Kapral

Date
Saturday, April 20

Time
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Becoming a Sherlock in CBCT Interpretation: Hands-on CBCT Workshop

Synopsis
This course aims to provide the oral healthcare practitioners with the basics in CBCT manipulation and diagnosis. Through a hands-on approach, the participant will navigate through anonymized cases of maxillofacial cone beam CT studies to identify the major salient finding as well as incidental findings. The overall intention of the session is to increase practitioners’ efficiency and accuracy in CBCT diagnosis as it relates to the oral healthcare practice. Laptops required for this session.

Learning Objectives

  1. Systematically approach the interpretation of volumetric studies.
  2. Create image reformations and cross-sections specific to diagnostic needs.
  3. Identify normal anatomical structures, incidental findings, and osseous/soft tissue lesions of the maxillofacial structure.

Information for downloading the DICOM viewing software will be sent to participants one week prior to the day of the workshop.

Speaker
Nicole V. Hinchy, DDS, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Radiology
Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University at Buffalo
355 Squire Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214




Moderator
Dr. Shaiba Sandhu

Date
Saturday, April 20

Time
1:30PM - 4:00PM

WORKSHOP 9
Pharmacotherapeutics in Dentistry

Two-and-a-half-hour session. Five speakers, each will deliver a 25-minute talk followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

 
Setting Event

WORKSHOP 9

Time
1:30PM - 2:00PM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Revolutionary Pharmacotherapeutics and the Risk of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)

Synopsis
This lecture will walk attendees through the process of uncovering cases of jaw osteonecrosis related to emerging pharmacotherapeutics and how this may impact oral health care delivery.

Learning Objectives

  1. Update on the new pharmacotherapeutics tied to the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw.
  2. Understand the process of diagnosing and managing those oral complications.
  3. Emphasize the importance of continuous communication/collaboration between the dentist and the medical team to ensure delivery of best quality care for patients as risk of MRONJ.

Speaker
Cesar A. Migliorati DDS, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
University of Florida College of Dentistry
UF College of Dentistry, Clinic Administration, P.O. Box 100412, Gainesville FL 32610

 

WORKSHOP 9

Time
2:00PM - 2:30PM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Antibiotics in Dentistry: Friend and Foe

Synopsis
The use of therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotics is crucial in the dental management of several patients. However, unnecessary use of antibiotics may potentially contribute to the development of resistant bacterial strains, disruption of important gastrointestinal microbiome, negative immune responses and unnecessary financial burdens.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss medically compromised populations potentially at risk for infections and procedures where antibiotics would be indicated.
  2. Review medical conditions for which antibiotic prophylaxis is currently being recommended.
  3. Understand the rationale for avoiding unnecessary exposure to antibiotics.

Speaker
Wendy Hupp, DMD
Associate professor of Oral Medicine
University of Louisville, School of Dentistry (ULSD)

 

WORKSHOP 9

Time
2:30PM - 3:00PM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Fungal Infections

Synopsis
Get updated on the contemporary clinical practice guidelines for the management of fungal infections by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) where particular attention will be given to modifications concerning infections of the oral cavity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the updated IDSA clinical practice guidelines for management of fungal infections.
  2. Understand the contemporary methods for investigating and diagnosing fungal infections.
  3. Explore the treatment recommendations for mucosal and oropharyngeal fungal infections with a focus on antifungal agents that have become recently available.

Speaker
Shaiba Sandhu, BDS, DDS, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral Medicine
High Point University, High Point, North Carolina

 

WORKSHOP 9

Time
3:00PM - 3:30PM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Dealing with Dry Mouth Patients: Risks, Precautions, and Management

Synopsis
Salivary gland disorders and dysfunctions may play an important role in oral and systemic health. Based on a clinical case, session attendees will explore the causes, diagnoses, and management strategies of salivary gland dysfunctions with a special focus on the most recent updates in Sjogren’s syndrome research.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the multiple etiologies and risk factors associated with salivary glands dysfunction.
  2. Appreciate the devastating oral and systemic consequences associated with dry mouth.
  3. Updates of the current therapeutic and supportive modalities to help dry mouth patients.

Speaker
Thomas Fry, DDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences & Surgical Dentistry
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, CO

 

WORKSHOP 9

Time
3:30PM - 4:00PM

Room
REGENCY HALL

Potentially Inappropriate Medications and Drug Interactions in the Geriatric Population

Synopsis
This talk will highlight the medications prescribed by dental practitioners that should be avoided, or prescribed with caution, in the geriatric population.

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide an overview about BEER’s list and the other current relevant literature.
  2. Illustrate the rational for the inappropriateness of specific medications for geriatric patients.
  3. Suggest a list of safer alternatives based on clinical trials conducted in this populations.

Speaker
Arwa Farag, BDS, DMSc, FRCSEd
Associate Professor, King AbdulAziz University
Faculty of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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