Leslie S.T. Fang received his PhD degree in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He did his medical training at Harvard Medical School and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha as a junior. He did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident.
He did his fellowship training in Nephrology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He has been on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. A clinician and a teacher, he maintains an active international practice in Internal Medicine Medicine and Nephrology and is a leading teacher at Harvard Medical School. At the Massachusetts General Hospital, he served as Chief of the Walter Bauer Firm and as the Clinical Director of the Governing Board of the Medical Services Associates. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching from Harvard Medical School and has served and chaired the Medical Internship Selection Committee at the Massachusetts General Hospital for two decades. He has been repeatedly honored among the Best Doctors of America and Best Doctors of Boston.
He is the John R. Gallagher III and Katherine A. Gallagher Endowed Chair in Clinical Excellence at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
He is the Chairman of the Leslie S.T. Fang Foundation and the GoFAR Foundation.
With Dr. Robert Fazio and Dr. Stephen Sonis, he is the co-author of the major textbook Principle and Practice of Oral Medicine and the Oral Medicine Secrets and has been heavily involved in the clinical teaching of Oral Medicine. With Dr. Fazio, he is the co-author of an interactive DVD on Antibiotics in Dentistry in the EndoMagic Interactive Teaching Series, which was ranked by CRA among the best product for 2003. The Ultimate Cheat Sheets was voted the Best Product of 2008-2017 by Clinician Report and is now designated a Classic in Educational Product.
He has been the featured speaker at many of the major dental meetings. He has been integrally involved in the EndoMagic course and courses at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. He is involved with courses in Oral Conscious Sedation, IV Sedation, Pediatric and Teem Sedation, Sedation Solutions and Master Series with DOCS. He was voted as one of the top clinicians in Continuing Education in Dentistry by Dentistry Today.
He is active in national and international medical and dental education. He teaches interactively using a case-based method and actively involves his audience in the lecture. He was in charge of the third and fourth year clerkship in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for over two decades. He was integrally involved in the medicine and nephrology training program and has been voted best clinical teacher in the Harvard system on seven separate occasions. He gives over 100 lectures annually on a large variety of clinical topics and has a strong following internationally.
|Date||Category||Faculty Member||Webinar Title|
|10.18.18||Practice Efficiency||Leslie Fang||2018 ADA Policies and Recommendation on Substance Abuse Disorder|
2018 ADA Policies and Recommendation on Substance Abuse Disorder
On March 26, 2018, the American Dental Association (ADA) announced a new policy on opioids supporting mandates on prescription limits and requiring all dentists take continuing education to maintain a license to practice. Inherent in the 2018 resolutions is the encouragement to minimize the use of opioids. In dentistry, pain control would revolve around optimal use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen. However, there are still circumstances where opioids are believed to be necessary.
This session is designed to use case examples to help illustrate the appropriate way of managing opioid prescription in order to minimize abuse.
This will provide 1.5 credit hours that will satisfy the new requirements by addressing the following issues: