Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patients


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About The Presenter

Dr. Nancy J. Williams is Professor of Dental Hygiene in the College of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Professor of the Department of Biologic and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.

She has been at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 1980.

A Dental Hygienist’s Perspective

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (EST)

Location: Knoxville, TN - 1502 West Cumberland Avenue, Shiloah Room * Knoxville TN 37996-4800. Lunch will be on your own.

CE credit: 6 hours

Course Presenters: Nancy J. Williams, RDH, EdD

Tuition: Early registration: $99 BEFORE September 27. After this date, tuition is $149

All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.

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Course Description

This fast paced overview course of medically compromised patients and related medical emergencies is primarily designed for dental hygienists and dental assistants. However, many dentists have attended and responded with excellent evaluations.

This 6 hour course begins with a practical review of specific medically compromising conditions along with a discussion of related medical emergency management. Topics include patients with psychiatric disorders including dementia, cancer with a focus on head and neck cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, pulmonary, and immune-compromised patients.

The final two hours are dedicated to drugs of abuse and how chemically dependent patients affect day-to-day practice. This portion of the course meets the TN Board of Dentistry CE requirement related to chemical dependency.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits.