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  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Veronica Powers, DMD
Item#: L0865
Contents: 1 Course Book (42 pages)
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Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Models in Chronic Disease Management

Price $19.95
Item # L0865
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: August 30, 2017

Expiration Date: August 29, 2020


Collaboration among caregivers can help to improve the management of chronic diseases. For example, dentists already act as de facto oral physicians, playing a pivotal role in monitoring medical conditions such as hypertension during patient visits. Dentists, therefore, can be a valuable medical resource.

This basic-level course, appropriate for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, reviews chronic care models relating to different chronic diseases and the ways that these models lead to improved treatment outcomes for the dental and medical patient.



AGD Subject Code: 750

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits. 



Course Objectives

  • Identify the established models of chronic disease management in medicine.
  • Recognize the need for interdisciplinary collaboration for the management of chronic diseases.
  • Identify interprofessional collaborative models in the management of chronic diseases and their benefits.


Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.


  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.