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Delta Dental Lecture

12th annual delta dental oral health endowed lecture

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Delta Dental of Virginia are pleased to invite you to the 13th Annual Delta Dental Oral Health Endowed Lecture.


“How can AI make us better diagnosticians?”

Glen Thomas Clark, DDS, MS
Professor and Associate Dean of Distance Education
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
University of Southern California

This is a lecture that provides a glimpse of how an algorithm – enhanced clinical decision support system (CDSS) might impact patient care.  Algorithms are used in medicine currently to help identify high risk patients for re-admission after a hospitalization.  This is important to hospitals since they often have value-based contracts with CMS promising to lower the rates of re-admission.  

While dentistry has not entered the world of value-based care contracts yet, algorithms are coming to dentistry also.  Dr. Clark will focus on the area of dental practice described as Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine.  Specifically, he will show you how an algorithm enhanced CDSS web app that is now being used at the USC Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine clinic to assist resident clinicians with the diagnosis of the myriad of conditions. 

Please join Dr. Clark as he provides a review of how it works, why it’s needed and discusses its potential to reduce misdiagnoses.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
Reception 6pm
Lecture 7pm

The event is free for Carilion Clinic Physicians and the public and will be offered virtually and in person. Registration is required. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s CME Program, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Identification and Mitigation of Disclosure of Financial Relationships

The Planning Committee members, Charles Conklin Jr., DDS; Jennifer Cleveland, PharmD; Josh Meyer; and Alicia Besenyei reported no relevant relationships/affiliations with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.