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March WSDA Academy Course

Register now for the free WSDA Academy course "Medical Management of Common Orofacial Conditions in General Dental Practice" on Wednesday, March 22. WSDA member dentists up to 10 years out of dental school/residency are eligible to attend.

Course Details
Wednesday, March 22
6:00-9:00 p.m.
WSDA Office, Seattle
CE Credits: 3
Complimentary dinner included

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Course Description
Dentistry, by its very nature, is a surgical specialty; however, practitioners encounter conditions in daily practice in which medical management can positively impact quality of life. This course will include a series of clinical cases to review practical information related to the diagnosis and non-surgical management of oral mucosal lesions, oral burning disorders, TMD with limited opening, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, and dental management of the cancer patient. 

Educational Objectives
1. Identify clinical situations in which non-surgical interventions, such as pharmacotherapy and/or behavioral management, may be indicated in the treatment of common oral conditions.
2. Recognize items in a patient’s medical history, including topical and systemic medications, which may impact your intervention choice.
3. Outline specific medication protocols that could be applied in each clinical scenario.

Speaker Bio
Dr. David Dean serves as the Oral Medicine graduate program director and an acting assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Dentistry. A lifelong Husky, he completed his BS, DDS, and MSD in Oral Medicine at UW. He returned as full-time faculty in 2014 after several years in general dental practice in Tukwila.

Dr. Dean’s current clinical practice is split between the oral medicine services at UW and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  He has been active in local and regional continuing dental and medical education. His areas of interest include orofacial pain, oral mucosal disease, head and neck cancer assessment, and the management of oral disease in patients receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation.  

He has taken an active role in the UW School of Dentistry’s new biomedical foundations curriculum, which has placed expanded focus on collaboration across healthcare fields. He recently received the Bruce R. Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Award at UWSoD and was honored to be chosen as the commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2016.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Medicine, a fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and a Seattle Met “Top Dentist” in the field of Oral Medicine.  

Dr. Dean lives in Edmonds with his wife, Dr. Brittany Dean and his dog Calvin. He likes collecting books and lifting heavy things. 

What is the WSDA Academy?
Created by new dentists, for new dentists, the WSDA Academy offers complimentary CE classes for WSDA member dentists 0-10 years out of dental school or a graduate/specialty program.

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