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Cardiovascular Disease – The ART of Understanding the HeART and what it means in Dentistry




This program can be attended as either a :

*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it.  You do not need a microphone or webcam.

Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.

*Attend at our School:  we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools 


                                                                        Cardiovascular Disease – The ART of Understanding the HeART

Date:  Friday Sept. 24, 2021  Time: 9am to 3:30pm 

  • Medical care has provided cardiovascular interventions to prolong life. However, this has created a new generation of chronic cardiac disease patients who live longer and function better.
  • More of these patients now come, or will be coming, to a dental or other healthcare provider office for treatment! While under care, their medical health is a critical consideration.
  • Understanding the structure and function of the heart, the various cardiac conditions that one may have, and current treatments for these medical problems is essential for the healthcare provider to assess a patient and treat properly and safely.


Program Outline

  • Structure of the Human Heart
  • Cardiac Function –
    • Mechanical – a unique muscle like no other in your body
    • Electrical Pathway That Makes The Heart Beat – does not need a town’s approval (but does have to be inspected by a physician)
    • Blood Pressure – what is the “resistance” in the body’s plumbing system that the heart has to work against to enable blood to service the body.
  • Medical Assessment of Cardiac Function
    • Blood Pressure Assessment – automatic device, manual with stethoscope and sphygmomanometer
    • Electrocardiogram – reviewing the heart’s electrical wiring pathways
    • Imaging: Echocardiogram, CAT Scans, MRI, Angiogram, Other Studies
  • Cardiac Conditions and Diseases – Understand the Pathologies and

Current Medical Management

  • Hypertension, Valve Problems, Ischemic Heart Disease, Rhythm Disturbances, Heart Failure, Devices, Heart Transplants
  • Infectious Endocarditis
    • What are the conditions that can put a patient at risk of getting endocarditis and what and when antibiotic prophylaxis is required.


Instructor:  Dr. Harold Cohen: is currently a Professor Emeritus at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ.  He ran a private general dental practice in Old Bridge, NJ with an adjunctive focus on Orofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders. In his past role at Rutgers Dental, he oversaw dental care of medically complex patients.  He now has significant interests centering on immunology and genetics, which will be significant dental and medical Dx and TX considerations in the future. Dr.  Harold Cohen has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 12/31/2024. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Fri. Sept. 24, 2021 Time: 9am to 3:30pm, Attend at our School: Fri. Sept. 24, 2021 Time : 9am to 3:30pm