Sugar? Yes, Please!: Diabetes Mellitus and Its Dental Considerations

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Course Code: 611SL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 206 A
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Thomas Viola, RPh serves the professions of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Assisting as a clinical adjunct professor for ten dental degree programs, published writer, and a professional speaker.

Diabetes mellitus remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes, and its systemic complications, are often accompanied by, and exacerbated by, numerous other co-morbid conditions. This course will provide attendees with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment, and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be placed on the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection, as well as developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our diabetic patients. 

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the different types of diabetes mellitus, including their symptoms and differential diagnosis
  • Discuss the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases
  • Understand the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, and dental considerations
  • Describe the treatment modifications, patient management strategies, and care planning techniques recommended for dental patients with diabetes
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist