- Medical care is keeping patients with cardiovascular disease alive longer and functioning better
- You will be treating patients with these disorders. It is essential to understand the patient’s: Medical Hx-Medications-Tx guidelines & modifications-Anticipate problems during care.
- New medical diagnostics and treatments are improving the quality of, and, extending life!
- The information provided can aid in your understanding of your own cardiovascular health.
Learning Objectives : Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): At the conclusion of this class the attendee will understand:
- Unique properties of cardiac structure and function-Basic Cardiac Physiology and CVD studies
- Current medical diagnostic procedures for CVD – science & technology are expanding the ability to Dx problems
- Understand CVD pathologies & current medical care for CVD-science & technology are expanding the ability to treat CVD.
- The Dental Patient with CVD
- Patient assessment-guidelines for dental treatment-CVD status & how medical care may impact your planning and treatment.
- Review of the current guidelines for Endocarditis prophylaxis.
Learning Objectives-Bleeding-Clotting-Understanding the Basics: At the conclusion of class attendee will understand:
- Hemostasis – Hematologic system’s response to injury – be updated on the latest science of how blood clots.
- Guidelines for assessing and managing patients on anti- platelet and anticoagulant medications – the “blood thinners.”
- Blood studies that are necessary to avoid problems with patients who may be at risk.
- Interpreting these blood studies to avoid complications.
- Bleeding considerations for patients with liver and kidney disease: Physician communication.
- The new “blood thinners” your patients take –anti-platelet and anti-coagulant
- How they affect coagulation-what are the current guidelines in dental practice to avoid bleeding problems
Credits: 6 CEU’s [AGD Code#: 730]
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.