Dental: The Impact of Vascular and Cardiovascular Diseases on Oral Health

19.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This intermediate-level course addresses current concepts regarding the relationship between oral health and vascular and cardiovascular diseases, including the impact on oral health of common cardiovascular pharmacotherapies. This course is intended for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with selected vascular and cardiovascular diseases. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Discuss the prevalence and history of cardiovascular disease and its relationship with periodontal disease. 
2. Describe the signs, symptoms, and oral manifestations of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. 
3. List oral presentations of cardiac agents used in treating cardiovascular disease. 
4. Identify oral manifestations of congenital cardiovascular diseases and diseases with a vascular component. 
5. Explain oral healthcare recommendations for patients with selected cardiovascular conditions. 

About the Author: 
John F. Kross, DMD, MSc, received his doctorate in dental medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and in New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses since 1991. 

AGD code - 730
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The Impact of Vascular and Cardiovascular Diseases on Oral Health

19.95
About the Course:
This intermediate-level course addresses current concepts regarding the relationship between oral health and vascular and cardiovascular diseases, including the impact on oral health of common cardiovascular pharmacotherapies. This course is intended for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with selected vascular and cardiovascular diseases. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Discuss the prevalence and history of cardiovascular disease and its relationship with periodontal disease. 
2. Describe the signs, symptoms, and oral manifestations of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. 
3. List oral presentations of cardiac agents used in treating cardiovascular disease. 
4. Identify oral manifestations of congenital cardiovascular diseases and diseases with a vascular component. 
5. Explain oral healthcare recommendations for patients with selected cardiovascular conditions. 

About the Author: 
John F. Kross, DMD, MSc, received his doctorate in dental medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and in New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses since 1991. 

AGD code - 730