Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves Endodontics Format: Virtual San Antonio, TX


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  • Editor, Journal of Endodontics
  • Diplomate, American Board of Endodontists
  • Completed four Ironman triathlons

Friday Courses
VFr303 - Dental Implications of COVID
Time: 8 - 9 AM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 130

The rapid emergence and global spread of SARS-CoV-2 has led to a pandemic of COVID-19 disease.  This lecture provides an overview of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and uses this foundation to make recommendations for considerations in mitigating the existence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the dental setting.   

 

Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:

Describe the biology of COVID-19, its symptoms and common risk factors for exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
Describe changes in equipment and policies in the dental practice designed to mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Describe communication strategies with dental patients to manage symptomatic patients and to reassure them for receiving dental care in the era of COVID-19.



 

Saturday Courses
VSa323 - Issues in Managing the Persistent Endodontic Infection
Time: 7 - 8 AM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 070

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and  practical strategies for managing dentoalveolar infections.  The objective is to be practical.  The biology of infections is used as a foundation to allow the practitioner to select the best combination of dental and pharmacological treatments to manage dental infections.  In addition, potential adverse effects and their management will be reviewed.  Want to know which antibiotic to use? How to manage most endodontic infections with local treatment instead of antibiotics?  Which endodontic procedures offers the optimal way to reduce/eliminate endodontic pathogens?  ?  This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in addressing endodontic infection problems with useful solutions.

 

Objectives:

·At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:

·Describe a practical method that combines non-pharmacological treatment with the appropriate antibiotics for managing dental infections.
·Understand the growing recognition of bacterial strains resistant to current antibiotics and be able to describe how to manage this problem.
·Describe clinical outcome studies comparing one appointment to multiple appointment procedures



VSa329 - Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: ,
Type: Virtual    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 200

This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies. It will start with an overview of the opioid misuse syndrome, its origins and strategies to mitigate its spread. The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency. Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

 

Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:

·Describe risk factors and mitigation strategies for opioid misuse syndrome
·Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients
·Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain
·Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case