PLS / OHS :: SEMINARS :: CAA. Top Medications in Dental Practice and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists (Friday, 9/22/17)

CAA. Top Medications in Dental Practice and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists (Friday, 9/22/17)

CAA. Top Medications in Dental Practice and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists (Friday, 9/22/17)

CAA. Top Medications in Dental Practice and Oral Pathology for Dental Hygienists (Friday, 9/22/17)
Dr. Petito will provide a discussion of medications and medication classes that our patients commonly take, be it prescribed or not. Common drug classes, indications for treatment, and mechanisms of action will be reviewed. An emphasis on implications for dental treatment will be covered in depth. Medications possibly affecting the oral cavity will also be discussed.
 
Objectives: At the end of the lecture participants will be able to:
 
·              Understand the mechanism of action for commonly prescribed medications
·              Understand the reasons our dental patients take these medications
·              Recognize the medications that may cause a change in the way we treat a given patient
·              Recognize possible medication interactions and reactions
·              Understand possible medication complications
·              Understand the common medications/drugs patients may be taking that are not prescribed.
·              Recognize medication side effects that may be observed in the oral cavity

Dr. Petito will also provide a discussion of oral lesions that can be seen in private practice. Clinical signs and symptoms will be reviewed, including radiographic interpretation and a review of dangerous warning signs. Differential diagnosis and surgical treatment will be highlighted in an interactive and exciting format. Participants will become comfortable working up any lesion they may encounter, and when and how to make the appropriate referral.
 
Objectives: At the end of the lecture participants will be able to:
 
·              identify the signs and symptoms of common oral lesions
·              Recognize the signs and symptoms of benign disease
·              Recognize the danger signs and symptoms of malignancy as well as new insights regarding HPV.
·              Understand how to evaluate radiographs for jaw and dental pathology
·              Provide a basic work-up of a lesion
·              Understand when and how to refer a patient with a pathological lesion
·              Understand the roles that the dentist, dental hygienist, and specialists play in caring for patients with oral pathology

Anthony R. Petito, DDS, MD received his DDS from the University of Maryland and his MD from the University of Connecticut. After completing an internship in General Surgery, he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, later becoming board certified. He is a fellow in The American College of Surgeons and The American College of Dentists. Dr. Petito is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown Medical School, and is the Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
Disclosure: The speaker has nothing to disclose.
 
Caution: Participants are advised to use caution when applying new course information in dental practice. Further research and training is always recommended.

 

 

SKU 037AP
Target Audience Dental Hygienists
Day Friday
Date September 22, 2017
Time 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (8:30 check in and continental breakfast)
Location Courtyard Marriott, 63 Grand St.(includes parking validation-bring in ticket)
City Waterbury, CT
CEUs 4
Teaching Method Lecture
 
Tuition: $97.00
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