Algorithms for the Dental Treatment of Medically Complex Patients
Participants will leave this high-energy interactive two-day course with concise and practical dental treatment algorithms for the care of medically compromised patients. Medical disease states reviewed will include: cardiovascular, endocrine (diabetes type I and II), renal, hepatic, eating disorders, peri- and post-menopausal states, and burning tongue. Management of oral surgery patients that utilize C-PAP and Bi-Pap machines for sleep disorders, and managing oral complications from cancer treatments will be reviewed. Identification of systemic disease oral signs will be discussed.
Additionally, pharmacological concerns will be addressed for patients taking medications that can affect oral health. Medications to be discussed include: anti-coagulants, anti-platelet agents, monoclonal antibodies, bisphosphonates, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDS), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), chemotherapeutic agents, herbal supplements, and glucocorticosteroids.
Participants will leave this high-energy course with concise and practical dental treatment algorithms for the care of medically compromised patients.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will:
• Understand treatment strategies for dental patients presenting with medical histories that include sleep disorders, endocrine, cardiovascular, renal and hepatic disease states
• Identify commonly prescribed medications that can affect dental treatment
• Understand surgical and prosthetic treatment protocols for patients taking these medications to improve outcomes
• Understand how dentists can use pharmacology to improve treatment outcomes
Instructor: James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD
Credit Hours: 8.0 AGD PACE