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Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

Understand the modifications and considerations required in dental treatment of your medically compromised patients...

Ensure your patients' health and safety! Practical guidance helps you determine the severity and stability of common medical disorders in the dental office, so you'll always know how to proceed to provide the best possible care and avoid complications. Concise, clinically focused coverage details the basic disease process for each condition, along with the incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, currently accepted medical therapies, and recommendations for specific dental management.

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

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Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

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Last reviewed: March 1, 2017
Expires: March 1, 2020

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

About the Authors

James Little, DMD, MS, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry-Minneapolis, MN

Donald Falace, DMD, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science, Lexington, KY

Craig Miller, DMD, MS, University of Kentucky, Department of Oral Health Science, College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, USA

Nelson Rhodus, DMD, MPH, Morse Distinguished Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and College of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

Course Objectives

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • Part 1: Evaluation and Risk Assessment
    1. Physical Evaluation and Risk Assessment
  • Part 2: Cardiovascular Disease
    2. Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis
    3. Hyertension
    4. Ischemic Heart Disease
    5. Cardiac Arrhythmias
    6. Heart Failure
  • Part 3: Pulmonary Disease
    7. Pulmonary Disease
    8. Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation
    9. Tuberculosis
    10. Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
  • Part 4: Gastrointestinal Disease
    11. Liver Disease
    12. GI Disease
  • Part 5: Genitourinary Disease
    13. Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis
    14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Part 6: Endocrine and Metabolic Disease
    15. Diabetes Mellitus
    16. Adrenal Insufficiency
    17. Thyroid Disease
    18. Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding
  • Part 7: Immunologic Disease
    19. AIDS, HIV infection, and Related Conditions
    20. Allergy
    21. Rheumatologic and Connective Tissue Disorders
    22. Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Part 8: Hematologic and Oncologic Disease
    23. Disorders of Red Blood Cells
    24. Disorders of White Blood Cells
    25. Bleeding Disorders
    26. Cancer and the Oral Care of the Patient
  • Part 9: Neurologic, Behavioral, and Psychiatric Disorders
    27. Neurological Disorders
    28. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders (Anxiety, Delirium, and Eating Disorders)
    29. Psychiatric Disorders
    30. Dental Management of Older Adults
  • Appendix
    A. Guidelines for Infection Control In Dental Health Care Settings
    B. Therapeutic Management of Common Oral Lesions
    C. Drug Interactions of Significance to Dentistry
    D. Complementary Medicines and Dentistry

Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th ed.

Because of the increasing numbers of dental patients, especially among the elderly, who may have chronic medical problems, the dentist must remain knowledgeable about patients' medical conditions. Many chronic disorders or their treatments necessitate alterations in the provision of dental treatment. Failure to make appropriate treatment modifications may result in serious consequences.

The key to successful dental management of a medically compromised patient is a thorough evaluation and assessment of risk to determine whether a patient can safely tolerate a planned procedure. Risk assessment involves the evaluation of at least four components: (1) the nature, severity, and stability of the patient's medical condition; (2) the functional capacity of the patient; (3) the emotional status of the patient; and (4) the type and magnitude of the planned procedure (invasive or noninvasive). All factors must be carefully weighted for each patient.

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