|Advances in the Management of Dental Conditions
|Date:||Sunday, November 17, 2013|
|Time:||Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Tuition||$175 DDS / $125 AUX|
|Location:||Loma Linda University School of Dentistry|
|Credit:||7 hours of CDE credit|
|1. Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease. This talk will demonstrate those medical conditions that can show themselves in the oral cavity and can therefore be seen by the dentist on routine examination. These include a number of hematological conditions, a number of signs of inflammatory bowel disease, signs of some developmental diseases at childhood, and signs associated with HIV disease and also including some oral medicine type conditions. This lecture will show those conditions where the dentist can help in the diagnosing of this condition and also monitor the management of treatments.
2. Nerve Damage in Dentistry. This lecture will cover a variety of occasions on which dental treatment can result in damage to the sensory nerves of the oral cavity, particularly the inferior alveolar and lingual nerve. Lectures will cover causes such as local anesthetic injections, overextended root canal therapy, overextended dental implants, and dentoalveolar surgery to include tooth removal, periodontal surgery, and cyst and tumor removal. Prevention, diagnosis, and standard of care for management will be discussed.
3. The Dentist’s Role in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This talk will cover the dentist’s role in diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, by use of a questionnaire. It will then discuss the diagnosis of the condition by means of sleep studies and will then discuss the various treatment protocols available including the use of C-PAP (the delivery of air at pressure), dental appliances, localized surgical procedures, and more extensive surgical procedures.
4. The Problems with Wisdom Teeth. This talk will discuss issues such as the indications to remove wisdom teeth and also possible reasons not to remove wisdom teeth. It will discuss the appropriate workup and imaging required prior to removal of third molars, the surgical techniques that may be used to remove third molars, and also the appropriate management of any complications that may occur.
|The overall objective of this one-day course is to update the dentist’s and dentist’s team of advances in the management of a number of conditions relevant to dentistry.
1. To make the dentist and the team more aware of those general systemic conditions that may affect the oral cavity and may actually appear first in the oral cavity and on occasions the diagnosis can first be made on the oral signs.
2. To be aware of those types of dental treatments that can potentially damage sensory nerves of the oral cavity and to be aware of the most appropriate ways of minimizing these risks and the most appropriate way to manage them if they do occur.
3. To make the dentist and the team aware of the existence of obstructive sleep apnea, how the dentist can help in the diagnosis of this condition, but also how they can help in the treatment and monitoring of the condition and how some of the treatments are specifically dental in nature.
4. To be aware of the issues that now exist regarding the removal of third molars and why each third molar is now judged on its merits. The dentist will understand the indications for and against removal of third molars, the techniques that may be employed to remove third molars, and the appropriate steps for the management of any complications that may occur.
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