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At a time when both dentistry and medicine are galloping ahead at break-neck speed, it is critical for the dental professional to understand developments in medicine that can critically impact care of their patients.

This is a 13-module video course. It contains 13.5 hours of lectures delivered by Dr. Leslie Fang. Each module features a one-page summary for quick reference. The modules in the course can be purchased together in a bundle, or individually. This course supports both The Ultimate Cheat Sheets and the 3-CE online course The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions.

 

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  • 13 modules detailing the scientific data supporting the recommendations in The Ultimate Cheat Sheets
  • Lectures address all of the controversial issues raised in The Ultimate Cheat Sheets
  • Lectures address all of the new developments in Medicine as it impacts Dentistry
  • 1 to 1.5 CE credits awarded for each module from a PACE approved provider
  • Special discounts for all 13 modules
  • Special discounts for DOCS members

 

The full 13-module video course is worth 13.5 Credit Hours.

Each module is also available as an individual course.  To view, click the module number below for details.

Module 1 Module One: Drugs that All Dentists Need to Learn to Use & Optimizing use of Analgesics to Avoid Excessive Reliance on Opioids
Module 2 Module Two: Local Anesthetics and the Controversy about Use of Vasoconstrictors in Medically Complicated Patients
Module 3 Module Three: 2018 ADA Policies and Recommendations on Substance Abuse Disorder
Module 4 Module Four: Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Valvular Heart Disease & Practical Issues for Antibiotic Premedication
Module 5 Module Five: Resolving the Angst Around Antibiotic Premedication for Prosthetic Joints, Finally & Use of Antibiotics with Dental Implants
Module 6 Module Six: Changing Your Way of Managing Odontogenic Infection
Module 7 Module Seven: Coumadin and NOACs: The Rapid Emergence of the new Oral Anticoagulants
Module 8 Module Eight: New Anti-Platelet Agents: Brilliant and Efficient and their Impact on Your Practice
Module 9 Module Nine: MRONJ instead of BRONJ: Yet another Beachhead? Implication for Dentists
Module 10 Module Ten: Update in Coronary Artery Disease and its Impact on Dentistry & Congestive Heart Failure: The Number One Heart Disease and the Dental Implications
Module 11 Module Eleven: Diabetes Mellitus: New Modalities of Intervention and Their Impact on Dentistry
Module 12 Module Twelve: New Developments in Viral Hepatitis and the Impact on Dentistry
Module 13 Module Thirteen: Master the New ADA Antibiotic Guidelines

 

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Watch the videos and complete the quiz to earn 13.5 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

Get 3 hours of Opioid Education CE with your purchase—meets the ADA policy and qualifies for license renewal in your state.

NOTE: Many dental boards require that a specified portion of your CE credits be via in-person attendance at live courses. Check your state's rules!

Read more about The Ultimate Cheat Sheets here. 

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Module 1

  • Drugs that all Dentists Need to Learn to Use
  • Are these drugs safe?
  • how drugs can lengthen a patient’s QTc interval—predisposing him or her to arrhythmia
  • Optimizing use of Analgesics to Avoid Excessive Reliance on Opioids
  • how to help patients experiencing significant pain with the moderate use of analgesics

 

Module 2

  • Understand why you must know the functional status of a patient, specifically those using vasoconstrictors, before using local anesthesia.

 

Module 3

  • Learn how to minimize the risk of relapse
  • Recognize potential medications that may interfere with dental treatment
  • Identify signs of cross-tolerance

 

Module 4

  • Learn the updated guidelines for managing patients with valvular heart disease
  • Learn how to identify patients best served and most likely to respond to antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Learn to answer questions about antibiotic premedication
  • Uncover hidden nuances in the administration of antibiotic medication

 

Module 5

  • Discover how the ADA guidelines came into being
  • Learn the appropriateness of antibiotic use on dental implant patients
  • Learn to balance the benefits and risks of using antibiotics on dental implant patience

 

Module 6

  • How to select the best antibiotic for an odontogenic infection
  • How to determine the correct dosing schedule for the antibiotic

 

Module 7

  • In this module, you’ll learn how to make treatment plans for patients on new, oral anticoagulant drugs

Module 8

  • Learn why more patients are using anti-platelets
  • Learn how to provide treatment for patients on Brilinta and Effient

 

Module 9

  • Learn how to apply risk stratification to patients on angiogenesis inhibitors
  • Learn how to develop trust with patients, while asking more cancer-related questions

 

Module 10

  • How to manage patients with stents
  • What kind of drug is placed in a dual therapy stent (DTS)?
  • What research says about performing dental intervention after a heart attack
  • How vascular health affects oral health (and vice versa)

 

Module 11

  • Good oral health provides tremendous benefits to diabetics
  • How diabetes correlates with other diseases
  • patients with insulin pumps often are taking additional medication.
  • how to prepare a patient wearing an insulin pump for advanced dental work.

 

Module 12

  • The good news about viral hepatitis infection rates
  • How a sharp decline in viral hepatitis will affect your protocol

 

Module 13

  • What is the role of antibiotics for patients who present with dental pain and swelling? This is nuanced and can be very confusing.
  • How can you determine if an infection is localized or a spreading infection in immunocompetent patients?
  • How can suboptimal or unneeded dental prescriptions cause harm?
  • What are the 18 new drug-resistant superbugs recently identified by the CDC?
  • How and why should definitive conservative dental treatment should be prioritized?
  • What are the causes of acute dental pain and swelling as an untreated condition progresses through the stages from dental caries to necrosis?
  • How do symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP) with or without symptomatic apical periodontitis (SAP) present?
  • What does “delayed antibiotics” (delayed prescription) mean?
  • How does the antibiotic dosing schedule affect patient compliance?
  • Which antibiotic would you use if a patient were allergic to penicillin?
  • Why is QTc Prolongation an issue? Which drugs can prolong QTc?
  • Why is Metronidazole called the “piggyback antibiotic?”

 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 Anesthesia & Pain Mgmt (Prescription Medication Mgmt) – 4.5 hours 

750 Special Patient Care (Dentistry for the Medically Compromised) – 9 hours 

Total hours: 13.5 hours

Original release date: 1/15/2019

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.

 

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