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Dental and Medical Crossroads: Conversations About the Intersections Between Medicine and Dentistry, Session 2: Managing Pregnant Patients
February 24 @ 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 Two: Managing Pregnant Patients with Dr. Jim Leonhardt
How to manage the pregnant patient. A conversation with an experienced OB/GYN on the real risks of managing pregnant patients. Dr. Leonhardt and Dr. Best will use practical case examples to help all of us understand how the pregnant patient can be managed safely and effectively
Dr Leonhardt is a 1987 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland California in 1992. He is board certified in OB/GYN and practiced general Obstetrics and Gynecology until 2020. He has delivered over 3000 babies and performed a full spectrum of gynecologic and obstetric surgeries. Dr Leonhardt was an associate professor at Marquette University lecturing in the Physician’s Assistant program, and at The Medical College of Wisconsin teaching Family Medicine residents. His 30 year career included practicing medicine in the military health system, a hospital system and for the last twenty years in private practice
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
Understand the stages of pregnancy and the risks associated with each
Identify the local anesthetics, analgesics and antibiotics that can safely be used in the pregnant patient
Recognize when consulting the patient’s OB/GYN doctor is needed and when it is not