A peer-reviewed course written by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, DADIA, DICOI, DIDIA
This two-part course will review acute oral infection management with regard to bacteria, viruses, and other microflora that may be encountered in the dental practice. Part one will focus on the essentials that should be considered when treating dental infections including microbiology, triage, anatomy, and laboratory testing. Part 1 will also include antibiotic, surgical, and palliative treatment needed in the management of acute dental infections. Part two will emphasize the treatment of oral infections due to fungal, viral, and bacterial organisms.
Management of oral infections: Part 1 Educational objectives
- Describe how bacteria may lead to infection and how to manage them with antibiotics
- Discuss anatomical features that can lead to infection spread in the head and neck
- Be prepared to treat swelling and manage incision and drainage
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, DICOI, DADIA, DIDIA, is in private general dental practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is a former assistant clinical professor at University of Maryland in the department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. He is a former AAID Implant Maxi-Course assistant program director at Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Kurtzman has lectured internationally on the topics of restorative dentistry; endodontics and implant surgery and prosthetics; removable and fixed prosthetics; and periodontics. He has published more than 750 articles and several eBooks and textbook chapters. He has earned fellowship in the AGD, ACD, ICOI, Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADI; mastership in the AGD and ICOI; and diplomate status in the ICOI, ADIA, and IDIA. Dr. Kurtzman is a consultant and evaluator for multiple dental companies and has been honored to be included in the “Top Leaders in Continuing Education” annually since 2006.
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