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    Item#: LSS12

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    Item # LSS12
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    Diabetes: Dental Management and Links to Periodontal Disease

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0785  

    Release Date: October 7, 2016

    Expiration Date: October 6, 2019


    Diabetes mellitus, a chronic disease of metabolism, poses a significant public health challenge in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these people, 21 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, while 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Appropriate management of the patient with diabetes by the dental team requires an understanding of the patient’s metabolic control, as well as the patient’s potential for and limitations related to response to treatment with current therapy. The dental team plays a vital role in the overall health care of patients with diabetes through recognition and treatment of their oral needs, especially regarding tooth loss and related periodontal conditions.

    The purpose of this basic-level course is to equip dental professionals to recognize the classifications and classic signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, to grasp the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, and to identify periodontal and other oral manifestations associated with diabetes, including attachment loss, alveolar bone loss, gingivitis, xerostomia, and oral candidiasis. Moreover, this course discusses dental treatment considerations for patients with diabetes, adverse interactions between hypoglycemic medications and adjunct dental treatment medications, and emergency management procedures for patients with diabetes.


    AGD Subject Code: 754
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


    The Impact of Vascular and Cardiovascular Diseases on Oral Health, 2nd Edition

    Price: $39.95 
    Item # L0755  

    Release Date: July 27, 2010

    Review Date: July 8, 2016

    Expiration Date: July 7, 2019


    The oral presentation of microvascular diseases such as diabetes is well documented, but many common cardiovascular conditions, including ischemic heart disease, also present with oral manifestations. In addition, patients with specific vascular diseases, such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly called Wegener’s granulomatosis), may present with pathognomonic oral lesions. In some instances, oral involvement precedes the appearance of other symptoms or lesions at other locations. To aid in diagnosis and guide the approach to dental treatment, dental healthcare professionals should recognize oral manifestations of cardiovascular diseases and other systemic or multiorgan diseases with a vascular component. A thorough understanding of the potential oral side effects of therapeutic agents commonly used to treat cardiovascular diseases is very helpful in overall patient management.

    This intermediate-level course addresses current concepts regarding the relationship between oral health and vascular and cardiovascular diseases, including the impact on oral health of common cardiovascular pharmacotherapies. This course is intended for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with selected vascular and cardiovascular diseases.


    AGD Subject Code: 730
    Western Schools designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.



    Medication-Related Damage to Oral Hard and Soft Tissues, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0805  

    Release Date: July 27, 2010

    Review Date: December 23, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 22, 2019


    Even when used according to recommendations, many common medications can damage, discolor, and otherwise adversely affect the hard and soft oral structures. Dental professionals must be prepared to address such conditions, which are common among dental patients. Dental professionals are increasingly observing the oral effects of polypharmacy in larger numbers of their patients. Furthermore, given the constant evolution of pharmaceutical formulations, dental professionals must keep abreast of new medications and their effects on the oral hard and soft tissues. The purpose of this basic-level course is to prepare dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants to identify these medication-related adverse effects and treat or assist in treating them.

    This course begins by presenting conditions involving damage to the hard dental structures caused by fluoride, anticonvulsants, chemotherapeutics, and medications such as bisphosphonates that are associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Tooth discoloration is also discussed. Damage to oral soft tissues is then reviewed. Color changes to the oral mucosa, including mucosal pigmentation and black hairy tongue, are described. Drug-related gingival enlargement and other mucosal disorders, oral allergic reactions, drug-related white lesions, and conditions of the salivary glands are examined. 



    AGD Subject Code: 741
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.



    Neurologic Diseases in Special Care Patients

    Price: $19.95 
    Item # L0799  

    Release Date: December 6, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 5, 2019


    Patients with neurologic diseases require individualized management considerations when being treated at the dental office. Many medications used to treat neurologic diseases can cause xerostomia, which increases caries risk.  Additionally, due to impaired cognitive and/ or motor abilities it may be difficult for patients with neurologic diseases to keep up with their oral hygiene.

    This basic-level course, appropriate for dentists, hygienists, and assistants, reviews the clinical presentation, medical and dental management, and dental treatment considerations of Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular accidents/stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.  As the U.S. population ages and life expectancy increases, the incidence of these four common neurologic diseases is increasing as well. Therefore the dental practitioner must be able to recognize, treat and accommodate these patients accordingly.



    AGD Subject Code: 750
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.



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