Dental: Osteoporosis: Implications for the Oral Healthcare Provider, Updated Edition
9.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This course will address current concepts regarding links between oral health and osteoporosis, discuss the impact on oral health of pharmacotherapies used in the treatment of osteoporosis, and outline steps to mitigate the impact on oral health of drugs commonly used to treat osteoporosis. This intermediate-level course is intended for dental professionals involved in the treatment of patients with and at risk for low bone mass and osteoporosis.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the etiology and prevalence of osteoporosis.
  • Discuss the putative association between osteoporosis and periodontal disease.
  • Explain the pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Describe the oral health implications of medically related jaw necrosis.
  • Identify evidence-based guidelines for the management of bisphosphonate-treated patients.
  • Describe the importance of screening for osteoporosis.
About the Authors: 
Revision Author Marc Szarejko, DMD, FAGD received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1985 and Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been an examiner for the State of Florida Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Examinations since 1994. He has also served as an expert witness for the State of Florida and for private companies. He has authored and edited many dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied dental topics to local, regional, and national audiences. He has served as a dentist in the county correctional system for nearly half of his career, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is much higher relative to that of the general population. The surgical and nonsurgical dental treatment of HIV/AIDS patients is a common occurrence in this setting, allowing him to have a unique perspective of the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS patients and in their dental treatment. 

About the 1st edition Author John F. Kross, DMD, MSc, received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students in oral pathology at Delaware Technical Community College. He has displayed a long-term commitment to contributing to continuing dental education, and has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. He is cofounder of Dental Regulatory Associates, a company specializing in U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of dental drugs and devices.

AGD code - 730 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation or circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Osteoporosis: Implications for the Oral Healthcare Provider, Updated Edition

9.95
About the Course:
This course will address current concepts regarding links between oral health and osteoporosis, discuss the impact on oral health of pharmacotherapies used in the treatment of osteoporosis, and outline steps to mitigate the impact on oral health of drugs commonly used to treat osteoporosis. This intermediate-level course is intended for dental professionals involved in the treatment of patients with and at risk for low bone mass and osteoporosis.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the etiology and prevalence of osteoporosis.
  • Discuss the putative association between osteoporosis and periodontal disease.
  • Explain the pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Describe the oral health implications of medically related jaw necrosis.
  • Identify evidence-based guidelines for the management of bisphosphonate-treated patients.
  • Describe the importance of screening for osteoporosis.
About the Authors: 
Revision Author Marc Szarejko, DMD, FAGD received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1985 and Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been an examiner for the State of Florida Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Examinations since 1994. He has also served as an expert witness for the State of Florida and for private companies. He has authored and edited many dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied dental topics to local, regional, and national audiences. He has served as a dentist in the county correctional system for nearly half of his career, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is much higher relative to that of the general population. The surgical and nonsurgical dental treatment of HIV/AIDS patients is a common occurrence in this setting, allowing him to have a unique perspective of the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS patients and in their dental treatment. 

About the 1st edition Author John F. Kross, DMD, MSc, received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students in oral pathology at Delaware Technical Community College. He has displayed a long-term commitment to contributing to continuing dental education, and has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. He is cofounder of Dental Regulatory Associates, a company specializing in U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of dental drugs and devices.

AGD code - 730 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

The contributors to this course have no conflicts of interest relative to its content. Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation or circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.