Managing the Medically Compromised Patient in the Indian Health Service

Sep. 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Justin B. Sikes, DMD
Subject: 310 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Credits: 1.5
Tuesday, Sept. 29: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists, Students, Dentist Staff
Fee: AGD members, $75; Member staff, $75; Students, $37.50; Non-members, $125


Within the Indian Health Service (IHS), we often see patients with complex medical histories. This lecture will provide a window into the practice of an IHS provider and give some practical tips on how to best treat medically compromised patients in your practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to manage bleeding risks for the oral surgery patient.
  • Learn how to manage the bisphosphonate patient pre- and postoperatively.
  • Learn how to manage the oral surgery patient with diabetes.
  • Learn how to manage the head/neck infection patient.

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Speaker Biography  

Justin B. Sikes, DMD, is currently the national consultant for oral and maxillofacial surgery for the Indian Health Service (HIS) and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico. In 2007, he began his public health service career at Northern Navajo Medical Center after receiving his dental degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He worked as a general dentist in Shiprock for four years and was fortunate to be selected for oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) training. In 2011, he began an OMS residency at the University of Washington, Seattle. While in residency, he was trained in medicine, medical emergencies, anesthesia, general trauma, dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial trauma surgery, orthognathic surgery for correction of congenital and acquired defects, and other surgical procedures. He returned to the Northern Navajo Medical Center in August 2015 and intends to serve as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Navajo reservation for the foreseeable future. He calls Cortez, Colorado, home with his wife, Courtney, and two daughters, Maddie Quay and Marin.

Additional Information

This course is in partnership with AGD Region 17.

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