Overview

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. 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.