Osteoporosis: A Common Metabolic Bone Disease with Special Interest to Dentists
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00

Description:
The title calls attention to a current subject of increasing interest in the dental profession.

Author:
H. Edward Lyon, DDS Show Full Bio

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. be aware of how many people (including those in the participants practice) are affected by osteoporosis.
  2. be aware of oral and non-oral signs and symptoms of osteoporosis. 
  3. be able to discuss the disease with patients.
  4. be knowledgeable about the various treatments patients may be receiving.
  5. be aware of the risks of dental treatment for patients taking certain osteoporosis medications. 
  6. be aware of the morbidity and mortality of the disease and the common fractures involved. 
  7. know the various risk factors for osteoporosis that can be identified and be able to discuss how to avoid these risks with patients.

Abstract:
The course discusses how osteoporosis involves the skeletal bones, including the maxilla and mandible.  The causes of the disease are presented.  The treatment, both pharmacological and non-phamracological are presented.  Various related medications are discussed, including the risks related to dental treatment.  Adequate information is presented so the participant can discuss the disease and its treatments with dental patients, especially patients at risk for the disease.
Outline:

Course Outline

  1. Introduction

  2. Etiology 

  3. Physiology

  4. Epidemiology

  5. Risk factors for Osteoporosis

  6. Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis

  7. Mortality and Morbidity

  8. Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

  9. Treatment of Osteoporosis

  10. Prevention of Osteoporosis

  11. Web Sites of Interest

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