A peer-reviewed course written by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, DICOI, DADIA, DIDIA
This is part two of a two-part course on managing oral infections. It includes clinical and diagnostic features of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Clinical recommendations and current scientific literature and management strategies are reviewed. Scientifically supported alternative therapies are discussed where applicable. The participant should refer to current pharmacology and dosing information prior to prescribing any antifungal therapy.
“Management of oral infections: Part 2” Educational objectives
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify clinical features associated with different bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
2. Describe the various treatment strategies for acute viral and fungal infections.
3. Implement appropriate medication management of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FACD, FPFA, DADIA, DICOI, 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, implant surgery, and prosthetics; removable and fixed prosthetics; and periodontics. He has published more than 720 articles, several ebooks, and textbook chapters. Dr. Kurtzman has earned fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American College of Dentists (ACD), International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). He has attained mastership in the AGD and ICOI, and diplomate status in the ICOI, American Dental Implant Association (ADIA), and the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA). He is a consultant and evaluator for multiple dental companies. Dr. Kurtzman has been honored to be included in the “Top Leaders in Continuing Education”by Dentistry Today annually since 2006 and was featured on their June 2012 cover.
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