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Dental and Medical Crossroads: Conversations about the Intersections between Medicine and Dentistry, Session 1 – Responsible Management of Odontogenic Infections: Antibiotic Stewardship (LIVE STREAM)
January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$25
Dr. Joseph Best is a 1989 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and a part-time faculty member at the dental school in the Department of Surgical Sciences. He is the course director for the Medical Emergencies and Pharmacotherapeutics courses at MUSoD and lectures extensively in pharmacology, medicine, oral surgery and implant dentistry both at the dental school and in regional CE programs. Dr. Best received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and maintains a private practice with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Waukesha, WI.
There is no conflict of interest to disclose.
Today more than ever, dentists are reminded of the relationship between medicine and dentistry. How do you treat patients with specific medical conditions or issues? What do you need to know to be prepared to provide safe and effective treatment?
This series will be presented in an interview format as Dr. Joseph Best talks with experts on issues related to these crossroads of medicine and dentistry. The format will be a short presentation on a medical topic relevant to dentistry. This will be followed by Dr. Best interviewing a medical expert on the topic asking questions practicing dentists want to know. Participants will also be encouraged to share their questions during the program
This series will be offered online only.
Session One: Managing Infections Antibiotic Stewardship with Dr. Barry Fox:
Antibiotics are an invaluable tool in helping us manage odontogenic infections in dentistry. Too often though, antibiotics are overprescribed and this has resulted in the emergence of drug resistant bacterial strains that pose a significant public health threat. In this session Dr. Best will have a conversation with Dr. Barry Fox, the states leading expert on antibiotic stewardship, and they will discuss the responsible use of antibiotics in your practice with practical case examples and decision making based on the best available literature
Dr. Barry Fox is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin in Madison WI. He has also taken on a new role as Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship for the State of Wisconsin. In addition to patient care, Dr. Fox led the Antibiotic Stewardship team at UW Hospital from 2002-2020. The stewardship program gained national recognition through the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Dr. Fox received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University in 1978. He subsequently received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in 1982, and continued with a training program in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1985 and with an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Maryland in 1988. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
Understand the worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance
Recognize the indications for appropriate antibiotic prescribing
Apply best practices for antibiotic prescribing to your practice