NADS Annual Meeting: The Dental-Medical Connection: Interdisciplinary Communication and the Whole-Patient Approach to Caring for Our Patient

11/13/2020 • 1.5 CEUs
Dr. Ryan Swigert

This course will be a brief, semi-interactive, virtual lecture focusing on the knowledge, communication, and interaction necessary with our medical colleagues in order to address some common diagnoses and comorbidities of our patients.  The overall goal being to bring about a higher level of medical conscientiousness and thus a higher level of overall patient care.

Course Objectives:
· Learn how and when to make a medical/specialist consult as a private-practice, non-hospital-based practitioner
· Learn how to screen and obtain pertinent information about patients for PCP's and other providers in regards to HTN, DM, Sinus Pathology, OSA, and DIONJ
· Review Best Practices Regarding Bisphosphonates and Other Anti-Resorptive Drugs and Dental Therapy

Dr. Ryan Swigert:

Dr. Ryan Swigert graduated from Dental School in Richmond, Virginia, at Virginia Commonwealth University. An Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society inductee and recipient of the Horace Wells Award by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, he then went on to complete an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Swigert finds true joy in serving his referring doctors and patients in his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery private practice, River Rock Oral Surgery, which serves the Tri-State area.

Dr. Swigert has a love of learning and teaching and currently runs the River Rock Oral Surgery Study Club where members enjoy learning about the “how’s” and “why’s” of dentistry and overall patient care.

When not practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Swigert most enjoys time with his wife, three children, and 12 tortoises.  He is an avid cellist and currently plays on a cello made in 1781 by renowned luthier William Forster. He loves to torture his son (learning cello) and two daughters (learning violin and piano) by forcing them to practice and perform with him and his wife (a violinist).


6:00pm to 8:00pm


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