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Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Hargreaves is currently professor and chair of the department of endodontics, and professor in the departments of pharmacology, physiology and surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

He received his D.D.S. degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Ph.D. in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota, where he served as an associate professor of endodontics and pharmacology for seven years, and maintained a private practice limited to endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

He was a senior staff fellow at the Pain Clinic of the Neurobiology and Anesthesiology Branch of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/National Institutes of Health for five years, and later served as associate professor of endodontics and pharmacology at the University of Minnesota for seven years. In 1997, he joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as professor and chair of the department of endodontics with a joint position in the departments of pharmacology, physiology and surgery.

His area of research focuses on the pharmacology of pain and inflammation. He has received the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award for pain research, two International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Awards, and the ADA Gold Medal Award for Research. He has published more than 200 articles. He co-edited Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp with Drs. Harold E. Goodis and Frank Tay, and the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp with Drs. Louis Berman.

Contact information

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
School of Dentistry
Department of Endodontics
Mail Code 7892
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3901
Phone: 210-567-3388
Fax: 210-567-3389
Email: hargreaves@uthscsa.edu

Available Sessions

  • Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain
    Topic: Differential Diagnosis
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain in emergency patients.
    • Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain.
    • Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case.

    This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies. The latest information on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency. Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia? This course will provide these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

    One half-day lecture.

  • Regenerative Endodontics
    Topic: Regenerative Endodontics
    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the parameters identified in initial clinical studies on regenerative endodontic procedures that influence clinical outcome.
    • Describe experimental parameters likely to influence the design and evaluation of future regenerative endodontic procedures.
    • Understand outcome measures of clinical significance for regenerative endodontic procedures.

    This lecture will review the current clinical studies evaluating regenerative pulpal procedures, and discuss the design parameter necessary to develop and evaluate clinical trials on regenerative endodontic therapies.

    One half-day lecture.

  • Managing the Endodontic Infection
    Topic: Pharmacology
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe a practical method that combines nonpharmacological treatment with the appropriate antibiotics for managing dental infections.
    • Understand the growing recognition of bacterial strains resistant to current antibiotics and be able to describe how to manage this problem.

    This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing dentoalveolar infections, and the objective is to be practical. The biology of infections is used as a foundation to allow the practitioner to select the best combination of dental and pharmacological treatments to manage dental infections. In addition, potential adverse effects and their management will be reviewed. Want to know which antibiotic to use? How to manage most endodontic infections with local treatment instead of antibiotics? Which endodontic procedures offer the optimal way to reduce/eliminate endodontic pathogens? This course will answer these questions with practical tips and more. This presentation uses a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in addressing endodontic infection problems with useful solutions.

    One half-day lecture.

Disclosure

Dr. Hargreaves has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentations to disclose.

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