Oral Manifestations Associated With Gastrointestinal Disorders, 2nd Edition - L0836


About Course #L0836

Review Date: January 30, 2017

Expiration Date: January 29, 2020

Original Release Date: July 31, 2013

This basic-level course, appropriate for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, addresses nutritional deficiencies, oral signs and symptoms, and preventive oral strategies for patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, iron-deficiency, anemia and scurvy. Inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, pyostomatitis vegetans, and polyposis syndromes and their manifestations in the oral cavity are described.

AGD Subject Code: 730

Course Objectives

  • Describe the oral effects of nutritional deficiencies and the strategies that may be used by the dental team to prevent them.
  • Describe the oral effects of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs).
  • Describe the oral effects of polyposis syndromes.
  • Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    About the Author(s)

    Evan B. Rosen, DMD, MPH, is a maxillofacial prosthodontist and lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rosen completed his master’s degree in public health at Florida International University, his doctor of dental medicine degree at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and his prosthodontics residency at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York. Dr. Rosen continued his professional training by completing a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Rosen is actively engaged in research focusing on quality of life outcomes and the management of medically complex patients.

    Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon, BS, CDA-Emeritus, earned her bachelor of science degree in allied health education in dental auxiliary utilization and a community college teaching certificate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She began her dental career as an associate-degreed certified dental assistant in private practice. Following a 7-year dental assisting teaching career at Orange County Community College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Erie County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and Niagara County Community College, she began writing on dental topics for Dental Assisting Magazine, eventually rising to the position of managing editor. Ms. Dietz-Bourguignon has worked in dental marketing, project management, and product development at Semantodontics and in legal administration for the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners.

    Shehas published five books in the dental assisting market, including Dental Office Management and Safety Standards and Infection Control for Dental Assistants, and has been keynote speaker at the American Dental Assistants Association Annual Session. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including The Dental Assistant, Dentist, The Dental Student, Dental Economics, RDH, and Dental Teamwork.

    Course Disclosures

      • 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.