'Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions - An Interactive Presentation using Audience Response Polling'
'Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Using Audience Response Polling'
Dr. John Alonge
Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions - An Interactive Presentation using Audience Response Polling
For some practitioners, development of a working differential diagnosis is one of the most difficult tasks in the diagnostic sequence. This program is designed to increase skills of both dentists and hygienists to successfully formulate a differential diagnosis to either treat or to confidently refer.
This program is an excellent learning format for dentists and dental hygienists who together diagnose and plan treatment for their patients.
Objectives/Benefits from Attending:
* A practical and useful review of the diagnostic terminology and sequence
necessary to formulate a differential diagnosis.
* Appreciate practical methodology to help refine clinical diagnoses.
* Formulate differential diagnosis on soft tissue and radiographic lesions.
* Multiple clinical cases will be presented to enhance understanding and
retention of material
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Using Audience Response Polling
This lecture will review the prevention, recognition and the management of medical emergencies which can and do occur in the dental office. This presentation will be interactive, including audience response polling to enhance the learning experience.
Attendees will have access to a hand-out in advance so that more time will be spent listening, thinking and interacting.
Emergency topics to be covered:
• Syncope • Orthostatic hypotension
• Hyperventilation • Aspiration
• Asthmatic attack • Allergic Reactions
• Anaphylaxis • Hypoglycemia and Insulin Shock
• Angina • Myocardial Infarction
• Cardiac arrest • Stroke (CVA)
• Seizures and epilepsy • Hyperthyroidism
• Hypothyroidism • Adrenal Insufficiency
• Participants will leave with enhanced knowledge along with simple approaches that
can provide life-saving skills.
• Participants will be better able to combine the didactic knowledge presented with the
ability to manage an actual emergency situation.
• Real emergency scenarios will be presented along with review of recognition and
management protocols for each.
Dr. John Alonge is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology currently in private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Alonge is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received his dental degree as well a master’s degree in anatomy in 1983, along with numerous awards and honors; among them, election to Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. He completed his General Practice Residency Program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona and was then transferred to Hickam AFB, Hawaii where for three years he served as Chief of Outpatient Oral Surgery prior to entering formal Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Upon completion of his surgery training in 1990, Dr. Alonge was then assigned to Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio where he served as Oral Surgery Training Officer for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program. He separated from the Air Force in 1994 to enter private practice. Dr. Alonge has extensive experience in all subspecialty areas such as dento-alveolar surgery, dental implants, corrective jaw and facial surgery. Dr. Alonge has lectured regionally, nationally and internationally and is a member of the Examination Committee for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was inducted into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He serves as a clinical instructor for the LECOM School of Dental Medicine Erie Outreach Clinic.
All programs are suitable for doctors, staff, and hygienists.