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ATSU Continuing Education

february, 2020

29feb8:00 am12:00 pmASDOH Alumni Weekend - Clinical Updates 2020


Event Details

ASDOH Alumni Weekend – Clinical Updates 2020


Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00am – Noon   4 CEU

A.T. Still University, 5850 E. Still Circle

Tuition: General – $65, ASDOH Faculty and Alumni – No Charge

Continental Breakfast and Networking begin at 7:30 a.m.


This 3-part course includes:

CBCT: The Critical Third Dimension – How This Imaging Modality can Impact your Diagnosis and Subsequent Treatment

Presented by: R. Todd Erickson, DDS, MS

In this session we will explore a variety of patient cases as you learn how the choice and interpretation of radiologic images can assist with differential diagnosis and recommended treatment.

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

1.       Explain the benefits and shortcomings of various imaging modalities.

2.       Select the appropriate imaging modality for a specific purpose.

3.       Describe pathology frequently found in the oral and maxillofacial region.

4.       Determine when to treat, follow, or refer a patient.

The Latest and Greatest in Digital Dentistry

Presented by: Carlos Jurado, DDS, MS

Digital dentistry has been evolving rapidly over the last 10 years with restorative techniques in the forefront of the field. Novel technologies have been used in both the clinic and laboratory with a goal of manufacturing restorations quickly, easily, and more accurately. In addition, patients are more attracted to the digital workflow than conventional techniques. This lecture will present novel techniques for the fabrication of removable complete and partial prostheses, chair-side CAD/CAM fixed provisional and final restorations, printed diagnostic models and wax-ups, and more.

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

1.       Evaluate the incorporation of digital technology in modern dentistry.

2.       Describe the laboratory and clinical workflow of different scenarios.

3.       Identify indications for and limitations of digitally designed and fabricated prostheses

An Overview of Common Oral Lesions: Diagnosis and Management

Presented by: Seena Patel, DMD, MPH

Dentists are first-line providers for patients with oral lesions. Appropriately diagnosing and managing oral mucosal diseases can be challenging, and patients often see several providers before obtaining a correct diagnosis. A sound understanding of oral mucosal diseases and following a systematic approach to diagnosis can help prevent unnecessary office visits, diagnostic tests, treatments, and most importantly, a delayed diagnosis. This presentation will outline common conditions affecting the oral soft tissues and how to manage them. It will aid clinicians in forming differential diagnoses and in understanding how to order appropriate diagnostic tests. Further, it will highlight the importance of a comprehensive oral health examination.

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

1.       Formulate a differential diagnosis for common oral lesions.

2.       Define the etiology for various oral lesions.

3.       Describe management strategies for common oral lesions.

4.       Differentiate between benign and malignant oral lesions.

5.       Implement a strategy for when to refer suspicious oral lesions.


Meet the Instructors

Todd Erickson, DDS, MS, Associate Professor of Radiology at ASDOH, is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Erickson received a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Detroit-Malcomb Hospital Corp. and worked in private practice for more than a decade before earning a Master of Science in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from the University of North Carolina.

Carlos Jurado, DDS, MS, is Director of Clinical Digital Dentistry at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Jurado earned a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from UCLA and a Certificate in Operative Dentistry from USC. He earned his MS in Dental Materials and Certificate in Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Jurado was Co-Director of CAD/CAM Dentistry at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry prior to joining ASDOH. He has lectured nationally and internationally and published extensively on dental materials and restorative topics.

Dr. Seena Patel obtained her DMD and MPH degrees from A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (Class of 2010) and completed a residency in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine at USC. Dr. Patel is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Oral Medicine in the Advanced Care Clinic at ASDOH and also in private practice. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Oral Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, American Academy of Oral Medicine, Central Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and Special Care in Dentistry Association.


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A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.

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(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


A.T. Still University

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa AZ 85206

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