“What are the Roles of Dental Hygienists in the Treatment of Our Patients with Head and Neck Cancer?”
September 17, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: ACC Eastview Campus, Building 8000
Sponsored by Patterson Dental
Speaker Carl F. Driscoll, DMD
Program Director, Professor, Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
Course Description: The National Cancer Institute predicts that there will be approximately 48,000 new patients with oral and/or pharyngeal cancer this year. Your patients will be included in this number. Various treatment modalities that dentists can provide will be shown via multiple clinical reports of the devastation resulting from the benign to the malignant cancer therapies. Appropriate discussion will ensue to cater to patients currently in your practice as many of our patients and office personnel are not aware of what is available to them. This clinical presentation (no histological slides) is suitable for general dentists, prosthodontists, periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, laboratory technicians, hygienists and assistants.
- Learn the various stages that your patients may go through when faced with the diagnosis of cancer.
- Learn methods using common dental supplies that are used to treat the dental cancer patients.
- Learn avenues of treatment and appropriate referrals to those health care providers with the skills to treat the more complex patients.
- Learn to realize the dental team must play an integral role in the treatment of the cancer patient.
Speaker bio: Dr. Carl F. Driscoll currently serves as a Professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and was the Director of the Prosthodontic Residency for 21 years. He also served in the same capacity at Walter Reed Army medical Center for three years prior to being at Maryland. Dr. Driscoll retired from the U.S. Army after twenty years of service. He is especially proud of being one of very few dental officers selected for Below the Zone (early) promotion to the rank of Colonel. Dr. Driscoll is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) and the Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Driscoll has served as President of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and as President of the ACP. He has been awarded both the Garner-Staffanou and Moulton Awards from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and was recently named the ACP’s Educator of the Year. Dr. Driscoll has given over 450 presentations nationally and internationally to study clubs, dental schools, residencies and at major prosthodontics meetings. His lectures are praised by attendees for the quality of the information and for the humor that he injects. He has authored over 75 publications and under his guidance, his residents have won many research awards. In addition, he is in private practice in Bethesda, MD.