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Pharmacology and Treating the Medically Compromised Patient (7 CE Credits)

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Pharmacology and Treating the Medically Compromised Patient (7 CE Credits)

Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

7:30AM-8:30AM Breakfast and Registration, 8:30AM-4:30PM Course

NJAGD Annual Session, please join us for new officer installation during lunch.

Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning for:

Part 1: Un-Break My Heart: Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is one of the major diseases affecting adults in the U.S. While morality from heart disease has been declining steadily recently, hospital admissions related to cardiovascular disease are on the rise, due, in part, to our aging population. Hypertension remains one of the major risk factors for hear failure in men and women. It is often asymptomatic and many times may only be discovered at a routine check-up with a medical or dental professional.

This program will provide an overview of cardiovascular disease and the medications used in it’s treatment. using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper are of our medically complex dental patients.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the family of cardiovascular diseases and the complex interplay with systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of hypertension along with their pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions and dental implications.
  • Discuss the mechanism of action of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents including their adverse reactions and patient care considerations.
  • Describe the treatment modifications and care planning strategies recommended for dental patients with cardiovascular disease.

 

Part 2: Sugar? Yes, Please!: Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Of the estimated 29.1 million Americans that have diabetes, 21 million are diagnosed, while 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes, and its systemic complications, are often accompanied by, and exacerbated by, numerous other co-morbid conditions. This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be placed on the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection, as well as developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our diabetic patients.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of diabetes mellitus, including their symptoms and differential diagnosis.
  • Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions and dental considerations.
  • Describe the treatment modifications, patient management strategies and care planning techniques recommended for dental patients with diabetes.

Speaker: Thomas Viola

Location Information:

Galloping Hill Country Club
3 Golf Dr
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Synopsis

thomas violaThomas Viola, the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of fourteen dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

Pharmacology and Treating the Medically Compromised Patient

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, May 15
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue

Galloping Hill Country Club
3 Golf Dr
Kenilworth, NJ 07033 United States
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