Friday, April 21, 2017 – Pediatric Dentistry with Aaron Manella, DMD
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Geriatric Dentistry with Tomas Ballesteros, DMD FAGD
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Pharmacology with Elliot Hersh, DMD MS PhD
Dr. Mannella is a practicing Pediatric Dentist. His undergraduate degree was from Albright College, Dental degree was from Farleigh Dickinson Dental School and after a GPR at Monmouth Medical Center he received is specialty degree, in Pediatric Dentistry, from Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center. Aaron is a member of several dental organization including the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Society of Dentistry for Children and the International Association of Dental Traumatology. He has multiple publications and presentations.
The presentation will be a comprehensive review of techniques used to make Pediatric Dentistry easy and fun for the General Dentist, Specialist and their team. Focus will be orientated to the Special Needs patient.
Dr. Ballesteros is a special needs dentist at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Special Care Center. After graduation from Tufts School of Dental Medicine he was Chief Resident of his GPR residency at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ballesteros became a staff dentist for OMRDD at Hudson Valley DDSO, Jervis Clinic in New York where is care for special needs patients. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to develop a clinical research background working for Johnson & Johnson managing clinical studies. Today he is a full-‐time faculty member at RSDM with clinical and teaching responsibilities. He is a Past President of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry and serves on the AGD National PACE committee.
The presentation will discuss the medical and dental considerations of the geriatric population. The first goal will be for the attendee to be familiar with medical diagnosis, medications, dental and medical evaluations needed when developing a treatment plan and secondly, for the attendee to be knowledgeable about dental treatment modalities, restorative and prosthetic options. At the end of this course the attendee will be familiar with the medical and dental considerations in treating the geriatric patient.
Dr. Hersh is a Professor of Pharmacology/Oral Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hersh’s Dental Degree, Masters and PhD were obtained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry.
Postsurgical dental pain needs to be adequately treated. However, with the growing prescription opioid epidemic, the clincian has a moral responsibility not to unnecessarily add to this problem. This presentation will review the pharmacology of NSAIDs, acetaminophen and opioids and provide the clinician with flexible options to limit their use of opioids while providing significant pain relief. The results of randomized, controlled clinical trials will be presented, along with meta-‐ analysis data to show the clinician which drugs or drug combinations are consistently effective and which ones surprisingly underperform in dental surgery pain models.