1-2 November 2018— Oral Pathology and Primary Care Dr. Sara Gordon,
6 to 8:30 PM Royal Oaks Country Club 8:30 to 3:30 OHSU School of Dentistry
An outstanding meeting with Dr. Sara Gordon, Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Washington School of Dentistry. We discussed the Oral Physician approach to dentistry, oral pathology, piercings, and the future of dentistry and medicine. There was so much discussion that we covered less than half of Dr. Gordon's slides. We need to bring her back. Dr. Gordon said it was the most fun she has ever had doing a course with great interaction and intelligent questions.
The Friday portion of the course was conducted in cooperation with the Continuing Education Department at OHSU. We had a room on the 12th floor, great views, great food, and great fellowship. We had faculty and staff in attendance that was even interesting. Alexandra Dewey was instrumental in making this course fun. Many people rode the train for the first time but even if you drove, parking was included.
The photo above is from the morning after the course, Dr. Mike Jensen showing her how to mold glass. Very fun and very hot!
Medical clearance, comprehensive health review - David Carsten, DDS
8:30 to 12:30 Qualident Laboratory
We reviewed a comprehensive health review document, a proper medical consultation form, and current literature. The standard of care is that a dentist will understand the details of a health history and various tests then be able to make a risk assessment. Simply asking a physician for clearance is inadequate and inappropriate. The forms have been uploaded.
Dave Carsten, DDS
8:30 AM and ending at 4 PM
Dr. Jim Hutt, psychologist — Difficult conversations made less
stressful and other important topics
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
An excellent review of the literature regarding pain, pain perception, and managing pain.
:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Ron Marsh, OMFS —Surgery Pearls
Dr. Ron Marsh, oral surgeon from the Eastern Washington on the Washington State Dental Commission, gave a very informative lecture regarding oral surgery for youth. Dr. Carsten followed up with a review of antibiotics in dentistry and medicine.
Lily Truong was born the day before our meeting. Her dad, Kurt couldn't do his lecture because of her blessed arrival. We understand, Kurt, today is all about kids.
Dave Carsten reviewed pediatric physiology, pharmacology, and anatomy. David Bloom, MD, ENT reviewed how dentists and ENT's can partner to help children with various oral, sinus, and airway issues. Ron Marsh, DDS, OMFS reviewed pediatric surgical situations and solutions. Ron also talked about the Association of Disabled Dentists and how it can play an important role for colleagues or you. disableddentists.org/about/
We reviewed current scientific literature.
8:30 - 12:30
Dr. Steven Hocket reviewed bone grafting, indications, techniques, and complications.
Dr. Carsten reviewed basic common coagulation disorders and management. Carsten also reviewed heart arrhythmias that dentists are likely to encounter, what to expect, and management strategies. As always, the current literature was reviewed.
8:30 to 12:30
The immediate past president of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics, Rodger Lawton, presented information on predictable implant care. Dave Carsten presented Empathy, Prayer, and Patient Care, the scientific study of the role of empathy, relationship, and prayer to healing. This is an extract of the presentations that Dr. Carsten has made at Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital, local hospice care, and other places. We gave particular emphasis on the characteristics and needs of geriatric patients. As always, there was a review of scientific literature.
8:30 - 12:30
Today we discussed more bad literature and many shared our own reading. 1 hour
Dave Carsten gave his presentation on Pregnancy and Dentistry. 1 hour
Dave Carsten shared information on HPV transmission as well as how we can
protect ourselves and others. HPV 16 is at epidemic levels and exposure by means of aerosols is clear in the medical literature. Oropharyngeal cancer can be the outcome but latency is more than 10 years. 1. hour
Dave Carsten reviewed current science, 1 hour
The HPV and science review was a bit dystopian but fascinating.
The take away on HPV is use a lot of suction, use better masks, and give good advice
Kurt Truong presented a review of flawed literature. 0.5 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding how to analyze bad literature 1.5 hours
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding Hospice and Palliative Care. 1 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion of pain control and opiates. 1.5 hour
Dave Carsten led the discussion regarding new science. 1 hour
Northwest Gnathology joined us for this meeting.