Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Recognize causes of hypertension.
  • Determine how to assess identifiable causes of hypertension.
  • Explain the terms systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressures.
  • Identify the various blood pressure categories.
  • List factors that influence blood pressure.
  • Explain the equipment needed to determine blood pressure.
  • Demonstrate how to take blood pressure measurements.
  • Discuss follow-up recommendations for patient treatment.
  • Discuss various resources for lifestyle modification recommendations.