Dental Care for Medically Complex Patients – Simplify the Complexity
- : Online
This course will provide you with knowledge and practical tools to recognise and manage oral and dental needs of medically complex dental patients. Case-based learning will be used to simulate the setting in a dental office, and to stimulate the discussion.
The course will also review current knowledge about oral complications in cancer patients. The presentations will emphasis topics with practical implications for general dental practitioners. Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of common oral complications of cancer or cancer therapy will be presented.Key topics to be covered:
- Dental management of medically complex patients
- Bleeding and anticoagulants
- Antibiotic prophylaxis
- Oral complications in cancer patients
Dr Sharon Elad, DMD MSc is the Professor and Chair of the Division of Oral Medicine at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA and the Principal Consultant for Hospital Dentistry at the Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is the head of several courses for residents and students related to oral medicine and dental management of medically complex patients.
Dr Elad is published extensively in professional journals and has co-authored multiple book chapters. She is currently the principal investigator of several studies, including multi-central multi-national studies; mostly in the fields of Oral Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. Sharon also serves on the editorial board of several impact-factor ranked medical/dental journals.
Since 2009 she has been involved with the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and the International Society of Oral Medicine (MASCC/ISOO).
Dr Elad is among the select few who have received the Honorary Diplomate Award from the American Board of Oral Medicine.