Dental: Odontogenic Infections

9.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course
An odontogenic infection is an infection of the alveolus, jaws, or face that originates from a tooth or from its supporting structures and is one of the most frequently encountered infections. The most common causes of odontogenic infections are dental caries, deep fillings or failed root canal treatment, pericoronitis, and periodontal disease. The infection starts locally around a tooth and may remain localized to the region where it started or may spread into adjacent or distant areas. The course of the infection depends on the virulence of the bacteria, host resistance factors, and the regional anatomy.

Course Objectives
  1. Describe the clinical presentations of odontogenic infections.
  2. Explain the spread of odontogenic infections.
  3. Discuss the microbiology involved in odontogenic infections.
  4. Describe the diagnosis of odontogenic infections.
  5. Explain the treatment of odontogenic infections including the antibiotics used.

About the Author
Karen D. Hallisey, DMD, is the dental planner at Western Schools. She received her undergraduate degree at Saint Michael’s College in 1997 before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Dr. Hallisey is a licensed dentist in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of both the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She worked as a general dentist in private practice for ten years before deciding to enter the realm of higher education. Along with being the Dental Planner here at Western Schools, Dr. Hallisey is an assistant professor and the Associate Department Chair in a Dental Hygiene school outside of Boston, Massachusetts. There she teaches pharmacology to second year students and also serves as the supervising dentist in both the first and second year clinics.

AGD Subject Code: 310
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Odontogenic Infections

9.95
About the Course
An odontogenic infection is an infection of the alveolus, jaws, or face that originates from a tooth or from its supporting structures and is one of the most frequently encountered infections. The most common causes of odontogenic infections are dental caries, deep fillings or failed root canal treatment, pericoronitis, and periodontal disease. The infection starts locally around a tooth and may remain localized to the region where it started or may spread into adjacent or distant areas. The course of the infection depends on the virulence of the bacteria, host resistance factors, and the regional anatomy.

Course Objectives
  1. Describe the clinical presentations of odontogenic infections.
  2. Explain the spread of odontogenic infections.
  3. Discuss the microbiology involved in odontogenic infections.
  4. Describe the diagnosis of odontogenic infections.
  5. Explain the treatment of odontogenic infections including the antibiotics used.

About the Author
Karen D. Hallisey, DMD, is the dental planner at Western Schools. She received her undergraduate degree at Saint Michael’s College in 1997 before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Dr. Hallisey is a licensed dentist in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of both the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She worked as a general dentist in private practice for ten years before deciding to enter the realm of higher education. Along with being the Dental Planner here at Western Schools, Dr. Hallisey is an assistant professor and the Associate Department Chair in a Dental Hygiene school outside of Boston, Massachusetts. There she teaches pharmacology to second year students and also serves as the supervising dentist in both the first and second year clinics.

AGD Subject Code: 310