This lecture will deal with the role dentists can and should play as front-line healthcare providers. Appropriate screening, risk management and consultation with other health care providers will be discussed as well as the way that dental and systemic diseases relate.
Michael N. Hatton, MS, FACD
Dr. Hatton graduated from the School of Dental Medicine, at Buffalo, New York in 1982 (Magna Cum Laude). He received his Master’s of Science degree in Oral Biology in 1986, and completed specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Board certification from UB in 1988 and 1989 respectively. Hatton is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in Oral Diagnostic Sciences. He has served as the school’s Director of Oral Medicine and Urgent Care Dental Services. He holds Academic Fellowships in The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, The American Academy of Oral Medicine, The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a service Fellowship in The American College of Dentists.
He was in the private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 25 years, and has taught students and residents since 1985. He has been a fun time faculty member at the School of Dental Medicine since 2007, after retiring from private practice. He was Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at the Millard Fillmore Hospitals from 1988-2001. and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery during that time. Dr. Hatton has over 30 papers, and 35 abstracts in the scientific literature. Dr. Hatton participates in charitable endeavors of the School of Dental Medicine, and
serves as a member on several school committees. He is currently a US Faculty Senator. He served for 6 years as Council Chair of Long Range Planning Hospital Dentistry for the Eighth District Dental Society. He has held all the offices of the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, including President.
Dr Hatton had no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.
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