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  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
  • Hours: 6 Contact Hours
    Item#: LSS06

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    Item # LSS06
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    Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Clinical Guidelines and Management, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0709  

    Release Date: June 29, 2012
    Revised Date: June 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

    A variety of physiologic, anatomic, and hormonal changes accompany pregnancy and affect how oral health care is provided. In addition to changes in the oral cavity and altered susceptibility to periodontal disease and other oral conditions, there are changes in the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. There is considerable evidence that some oral conditions may have adverse health consequences. Some studies have demonstrated a link between periodontitis and preterm birth and low-birth weight. In addition, there is considerable evidence that high levels of cariogenic bacteria in mothers are associated with increased dental caries during early childhood.

    Unfortunately, dentists, physicians, and patients often misunderstand and avoid oral health care issues during and after pregnancy. This situation exists despite the fact that routine dental procedures are safe in most pregnant patients. To enhance the provision of oral health care in pregnant patients, evidence-based practice guidelines have been developed. This basic-level course addresses current concepts regarding oral health in pregnant women, the impact of their oral health on pregnancy outcomes and early childhood health, and discusses strategies to optimize oral health during pregnancy.


    AGD Subject Code: 750

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Oral Health Issues for the Female Patient, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0707  

    Release Date: June 29, 2012
    Revised Date: June 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

    Oral health encompasses the craniofacial complex and includes the teeth, periodontium, mucosa, gingiva, oral pharynx, temporomandibular joints, and muscles used for mastication. While men and women face many common oral health issues, it is no longer acceptable to consider oral health to be gender neutral. Indeed, women differ from men in their oral health needs and concerns. This basic-level course explores the variables affecting women’s oral health and discusses the issues and concerns that dental professionals face in providing care to females across their lifespan.


    AGD Subject Code: 750

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Osteoporosis: Implications for the Oral Healthcare Provider, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0708  

    Release Date: June 29, 2012
    Revised Date: June 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

    Both periodontal disease and osteoporosis are serious public-health concerns in the United States. There is evidence that osteoporosis, and the characteristic loss of bone mass, is associated with periodontal disease and tooth loss. To optimize the oral health care of patients with osteoporosis and at risk for the condition, dentists and other members of the dental team should be aware of the clinical (and possibly pathophysiologic) link between these increasingly common conditions. 

    This intermediate-level course addresses current concepts regarding links between oral health and osteoporosis, discusses the impact on oral health of pharmacotherapies used in the treatment of osteoporosis, and outlines steps to mitigate the impact on oral health of common drug treatments used to treat osteoporosis. Oral healthcare providers must recognize the oral health implications of common therapeutic options for osteoporosis, especially use of bisphosphonates and antiresorptive medications. In particular, patient exposure to bisphosphonate and antiresorptive drugs has led to increasing reports of osteonecrosis of the jaw. This serious and debilitating condition requires dental practitioners to be alert for signs and symptoms of this syndrome and to take steps to mitigate risk factors. Although the pharmacotherapy used to treat osteoporosis causes concerns for oral health providers, these drugs provide very significant healthcare advantages for the patients, and overall the reduction in osteoporotic fractures alone causes significant savings for the healthcare system. Therefore, care must be taken not to overestimate the oral health ramifications and concerns with these drugs.  


    AGD Subject Code: 730

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

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