John Molinari, PhD

 John Molinari, PhD

John Molinari, PhD 

Thursday, April 12, 2012
1. 9 am - 12 pm
2. 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
ODAA Courses
3 CE Credits each
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Infections in Immune Compromised Personsaradigm Shifts in Periodontal Therapy: Implementing Evolving Protocols
 

Clinicians continue to encounter an increasing number of patients who have been diagnosed with conditions which compromise host immune defenses.  A common major challenge resulting from the original medical problem is subsequent immunosuppression and predisposition of the person to infection.   This discussion considers selected diagnosed diseases which can manifest quantitative or qualitative defects in immune capabilities, along with a resultant patient susceptibility to a variety of microbial infections.  Included will be persons with representative autoimmune disorders (i.e. systemic lupus erythematosus), cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, functional or anatomic asplenia, leukopenic challenges resulting from neoplasia or transplantation, as well as multiple acquired immune deficiency syndromes arising as sequelae to a primary microbial infection.   In an emerging era of opportunistic infection, medical and dental clinicians must strive to develop stronger professional relationships, in order to best address multiple infectious disease challenges for this expanding patient population.

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

  • Understand that an increasing number of  dental patients present with conditions and histories which represent defect in their normal host immune defenses;
  • Understand the variety of diseases and conditions which manifest deficiency in host immune capabilities;
  • List representative opportunistic infections which can develop in immune compromised patients; and
  • Understand the importance of appropriate dental care for the overall health of immune compromised patients

 

 

2. Infection Control: That Thing You Do
Why Do You Do It?

This seminar will discuss the most current infection control regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dentistry, along with the recent OSHA updates and accumulated data regarding health care risks, vaccinations, and preventive measures, will serve as frameworks for this presentation.   The most recent evidence-based information also will be discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge.  Thus, a major goal of this presentation is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control practices.

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

  • Use the most current infection control recommendations for dentistry as reinforcement for clinicians of an effective, practical infection control program
  • Understand the routine application of various infection control practices and protocols based on accumulated science- and clinical-based evidence and regulatory requirements
  • Comprehend the variety of acceptable product choices for accomplishing a infection control goals in a dental facility

 

Dr. Molinari is Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, he served for 32 years at the University of  Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. He has published over 400 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally. He continues serving as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and hospitals in the areas of infectious disease and infection control.