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Baltimore AGD Presents

Dental Management of the
Cardiovascular Patient

2L CE credts - AGD 750 Special Patient Care


Wednesday,  February 7, 2024
6:30 p.m. BYOB Happy Hour & Networking
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Lecture

Course Fees:
Free to Maryland AGD Members
$35 for Non-members
David C. Bastacky, DMD, OMFS
Course Description:

General dentists should familiarize themselves with the vocabulary utilized by the medical community when discussing the evaluation and management of the Cardiovascular patient.  Emphasis will be given to Cardiovascular Anatomy, Congenital Cardiovascular Pathology, and issues surrounding both Hypertension and specific Cardiovascular Pathology. 


Time will be spent developing an understanding of the anatomy of the heart and the major portions of the vascular tree.  A discussion centering around diagnostic tools utilized in the evaluation of cardiovascular disease/function will be a central theme of this presentation.  Pharmacologic intervention with a special emphasis on specific classes of drugs utilized to treat hypertension, atrial fibrillation, cardiac rate and rhythm disturbances, and heart failure will be covered.  Many of our patients undergo either interventional cardiology procedures or cardiothorasic surgical procedures to manage various pathologic cardiovascular conditions.  These interventional/surgical techniques will be covered so that the participant can speak intelligently with the patient’s medical providers when it comes to understanding the patient’s cardiovascular pathology/physiology. 


Finally, we will spend a significant portion of the evening program discussing the dental management strategies for the cardiovascular patient.  Many of the cardiovascular patients are on some form of anticoagulant therapy.  Strategies for managing patients that are utilizing the various anticoagulant medications will be covered.  Please join us as we embark on our journey to better understand the cardiovascular patient population.  

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:


  • Demographics of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Anatomy of the heart as a 4 chamber pump

  • Diagnostic tools to evaluate cardiovascular function

  • Cardiovascular Pathology

  • Pharmacologic Management of Cardiovascular Pathology

  • Interventional Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery Management of the Cardiovascular patient

About the Speaker:

Dr. Bastacky is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been in private practice since 1989.  He completed his training in OMFS at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.,  in 1989.  Dr. Bastacky first completed a General Practice Dental Residency at The Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY, in 1986.  He has been in private practice in the Catonsville, MD, community since 1990.  Dr. Bastacky has a part time Academic appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he works with the general practice dental residents and the oral and maxillofacial surgery residents.  He has presented lectures locally and regionally here in the U.S. on a variety of clinical subjects pertaining to the practice of dentistry, medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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