Your Patient's Medical History

Course Fee: $320

Early registration: $288

CDE Credits: 7
December 1, 2018

Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

 

CONTACT INFO

What you don't know, can hurt you

Instructors

  

Earl G. Freymiller, DMD, MD
Clinical Professor & Chair, Section of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry

Alan L. Felsenfeld, DDS
Professor of Clinical Dentistry & Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair, UCLA School of Dentistry

Dentists are being called on to treat an ever aging population with significant medical issues. Therapy for common diseases is constantly changing. Dentists must stay abreast of medical diseases and their therapy, especially as they affect safe delivery of dental care. Practicing dentists need to be attuned to the medical history of their patients, and be prepared to safely treat patients with a multitude of medical problems.

This course will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of that initial visit from your new (or recalled) patient that will assist you with the ability to: recognize and understand the medical problems they check off on their health history form; interpret the list of medications they are taking; and be alert to clinical signs that point to hidden diseases.

Learning Objectives
  • Have a better understanding of common medical diseases that affect dental patients

  • Assess the relative risk of medical co-morbidities and patient medications during dental care

  • Discuss alterations in dental treatment for patients with compromising medical problems and medical treatments

  • Discuss the appropriate work-up and consultation needed for patients with complex medical histories

  • Recognize and treat the acute manifestations of patients’ underlying  medical diseases during dental therapy

  • Be sensitive and alert to clinical evidence that might lead the dentist to suspect a possible underlying but previously undiagnosed illness

 

speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice