For patients with seizure disorders, several medical, pharmacologic, and dental implications should be taken into consideration when planning and implementing dental care. Most patients with seizure disorders are managed with medications, which may have an impact on oral and gingival health. It is also important that providers are aware of other methods of seizure management. Similarly, seizure disorders may cause ambulatory unsteadiness, and seizures themselves could present the potential for oral and dental trauma. This course will review the clinical implications of seizure disorders on dental care, as well as planning and treatment considerations that dental providers should be aware of for appropriate management and care of patients with seizure disorders.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the different types of seizure disorders and how they may impact dentition and oral health
- Describe the impact that seizure disorders have on oral and dental health
- Identify important information to gather in the medical history in preparation for dental care
- Assess patient risk for dental trauma from seizures
- Recommend treatment methods to limit dental trauma/ displacement of oral prostheses for patients with seizures
Contact Hours : 1 (One)
Course Fee: $10 / Participant
Author: Sydnee Chavis, DMD, FSCDA (Dr. Sydnee Chavis, DMD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a focus on special care, geriatrics, and the dental management of medically complex patients. She earned her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completing her thesis on the management of patients with special healthcare needs, and completed her advanced training at the University of Michigan in hospital dentistry. Her clinical focus is the provision of care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the dental treatment of patients with significant and sever medical comorbities. She provides direct care for complex patients, older adults, and adults with special needs, as well as instructs dental students in the provision of excellent dental care for complex patients. Her research interests involve improvement in care methods, materials, and techniques for patients with special healthcare needs and medically complex patients. She has lectured internationally regarding the clinical care and management of patients with special needs and medically complex patients.)
AGD PACE Subject Code: 754 – Dentistry for the Medically Compromised/Sp Pt Care
Teaching Method: Online Independent Self-Study Course (Recorded Video + Post-Test). Requires Computer & Internet.
Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants.
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