Management of Patients with Chronic Diseases
COURSE NUMBER: 567
Melanie Simmer Beck, RDH, PhD
This course will provide an overview of the ten common chronic diseases and present ways for dental professionals to manage the provision of oral health care to meet each patient’s unique needs. Chronic Diseases are the leading cause of dea...
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This course will provide an overview of the ten common chronic diseases and present ways for dental professionals to manage the provision of oral health care to meet each patient’s unique needs. Chronic Diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. To facilitate evidence-based care for individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases, dental professionals must have the knowledge and tools to conduct a thorough assessment and be aware of chronic disease clinical signs and symptoms, epidemiology and etiology, and appropriate oral health considerations.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Nov 1, 2018
Last Revision Date:
Jan 6, 2022
Course Expiration Date:
Jan 5, 2025
AGD Subject Code(s):
149, 730, 750
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence and contributing factors of chronic disease.
- List patient assessment considerations.
- Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of ten chronic diseases.
- Explain the epidemiology and etiology of ten chronic diseases.
- Recognize oral health conditions associated with ten chronic diseases.
- Describe patient management considerations for ten chronic diseases.
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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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