Oral Piercings: Implications for Dental Professionals
COURSE NUMBER: 423
Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd
Oral and perioral piercings are increasingly popular. Patients will present with such body modifications and dental professionals need certain skills and knowledge to adequately treat them. This course will explore types of oral piercings, ...
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Oral and perioral piercings are increasingly popular. Patients will present with such body modifications and dental professionals need certain skills and knowledge to adequately treat them. This course will explore types of oral piercings, oral jewelry selection, post piercing healing and care and dental management. Other topics include educating the patient considering a piercing and choosing a professional piercer.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Sep 1, 2014
Last Revision Date:
Mar 15, 2021
Course Expiration Date:
Mar 14, 2024
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Distinguish the types of oral piercings.
- List the characteristics of quality oral jewelry.
- Educate the patient regarding complications of oral piercings.
- Summarize adequate aftercare for a piercing.
- Develop and perform appropriate treatment protocols for patients with oral piercings.
- Identify the attributes of a professional piercer.
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- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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