Antibiotic and Surgical Management of Severe Head and Neck Infections: A Case-based Approach

This 60-minute course provides participants with an update and review of the management of severe head and neck infections using a case-based format. The principles of surgical and antibiotic management of maxillofacial infection are integrated into the series of case presentations, ranging from odontogenic vestibular space abscess to necrotizing fasciitis and invasive streptococcal infections.

Thomas R Flynn, DMD
Reno, Nev.
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

Rabie M Shanti, DMD, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pa.
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

An Internet-based CME Activity
Original Release Date: May 30, 2018
Expiration Date: May 30, 2021
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Thomas R. Flynn, DMD

Former Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (retired), Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Thomas Flynn is a Board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and a former Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  He served as the Director of Predoctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Education at Harvard for 12 years, from 1999 to 2011.  He retired from clinical practice in 2015, but has remained active professionally.

Dr. Flynn has published extensively in the field of severe dental infections, and has lectured nationwide and internationally on this topic.  He was awarded a Research Support Grant by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation entitled, “Molecular Techniques for Diagnosis of Odontogenic Infections.”   His articles on infections in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS) won the 2006 Laskin Award, for the most outstanding article published in JOMS that year.  In 2011, he was given the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award and the Distinguished Senior Faculty award at Harvard.

Rabie M. Shanti, DMD, MD

Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Shanti is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his dental degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his medical degree from Rutgers University. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Rutgers University/University Hospital in Newark, NJ. He subsequently went on to complete a fellowship in head and neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. He has also completed a two-year research fellowship in regenerative medicine and stem cell biology at the National Institutes of Health, which was sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Shanti's clinical practice is devoted to the care of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Dr. Shanti’s clinical practice is also devoted to microvascular reconstructive surgery of the head and neck following oncologic surgery, radiation injury, or trauma. Dr. Shanti’s devotion to the care of head and neck cancer patients has resulted in his appointment to the Head and Neck Cancer Disease Team Leadership Committee at the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. In 2019 he was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Hospital Relationship-Based Care Nursing Excellence Award, which is awarded to a single physician annually. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Shanti is involved in both clinical and translational research efforts focused on dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, benign odontogenic tumors (i.e., ameloblastoma), and the application of human gingival mesenchymal stem cells in myomucosal and nerve tissue engineering. Dr. Shanti’s research efforts have been recognized in him receiving the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Daniel M. Laskin Award for the “Most Outstanding Article Published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2006.” He has also been the recipient of multiple research grants from the University of Pennsylvania, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, and OsteoScience Foundation. Dr. Shanti is actively engaged in the education of students and trainees within the university setting and for his efforts in 2017 and 2018 he was the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania John W. Mooney Teaching Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Antibiotic and Surgical Management of Severe Head and Neck Infections: A Case-based Approach
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Certificate
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available