Friday, October 29
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. CT
Interdisciplinary Dentistry: Clinical Relevance
Baldwin W. Marchack, DDS
Many clinicians believe that interdisciplinary dentistry is necessary to achieve optimal outcomes for dental treatment. The focus of treatment should always be the outcome for the patient. While specialists have rigorous academic training and highly specialized clinical skills in complex areas of dentistry, it is important to collaborate with other clinicians to ensure a comprehensive course of treatment for each patient. In some cases, it may be pertinent to prioritize treatment from the general practitioner or another specialist ahead of your specialty treatment. Unless the patient and their needs are the focus of a comprehensive treatment plan, the performance of any one specialized procedure is not sufficient.
At the conclusion of this event, attendees should be able to:
- Establish the difference between multidisciplinary dentistry and interdisciplinary dentistry.
- Emphasize the importance of a team leader.
- Determine how the patient benefits from interdisciplinary dentistry.
Biography: Dr. Baldwin Marchack graduated from USC in 1971. He has served in the leadership and membership of many dental organizations. Dr. Marchack is a former Examiner for the California State Board of Dental Examiners, and he is an Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists., He maintains a private practice in Pasadena, California.