Dental: Allergic Reactions to Metals in the Mouth
19.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This basic-level course reviews the importance of metals for human health, identifies common harmful metals and their role in disease, and discusses hypersensitivity reactions, with particular regard to metal allergies in medical and dental patients. Corrosion is also discussed relative to its role in the hypersensitivity reactions experienced by dental patients. 

Course Objectives
1. Describe the essential role of metals in human health. 
2. Identify metals that are harmful to human health. 
3. Explain the relationship between hypersensitivity and metals. 
4. Describe the process of metallic corrosion. 
5. Describe the impact of metallic corrosion in the oral environment.

About the Authors: 
J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, MSc, PhD, FRSC, is professor emeritus, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland, where he also served as director of biomaterials research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has written more than 400 scientific papers and 16 books, and contributed chapters to 15 monographs on dental biomaterials and materials science. Dr. von Fraunhofer is the author of the well-regarded monographs Dental Materials at a Glance and Research Writing in Dentistry, published by Wiley-Blackwell. His special interests are the biomechanical properties of materials used in medicine and dentistry, and the degradation, wear, and corrosion of materials in the biosystem. 

Patricia W. Kihn, DDS, is a dentist in private practice in Halethorpe, Maryland. In addition to more than 25 years of dental experience, Dr. Kihn has served as a director of regulatory clinical support activities and corporate complaint officer for DENTSPLY and has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland. 

AGD code - 017



Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
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Allergic Reactions to Metals in the Mouth

19.95
About the Course: 
This basic-level course reviews the importance of metals for human health, identifies common harmful metals and their role in disease, and discusses hypersensitivity reactions, with particular regard to metal allergies in medical and dental patients. Corrosion is also discussed relative to its role in the hypersensitivity reactions experienced by dental patients. 

Course Objectives
1. Describe the essential role of metals in human health. 
2. Identify metals that are harmful to human health. 
3. Explain the relationship between hypersensitivity and metals. 
4. Describe the process of metallic corrosion. 
5. Describe the impact of metallic corrosion in the oral environment.

About the Authors: 
J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, MSc, PhD, FRSC, is professor emeritus, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland, where he also served as director of biomaterials research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has written more than 400 scientific papers and 16 books, and contributed chapters to 15 monographs on dental biomaterials and materials science. Dr. von Fraunhofer is the author of the well-regarded monographs Dental Materials at a Glance and Research Writing in Dentistry, published by Wiley-Blackwell. His special interests are the biomechanical properties of materials used in medicine and dentistry, and the degradation, wear, and corrosion of materials in the biosystem. 

Patricia W. Kihn, DDS, is a dentist in private practice in Halethorpe, Maryland. In addition to more than 25 years of dental experience, Dr. Kihn has served as a director of regulatory clinical support activities and corporate complaint officer for DENTSPLY and has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland. 

AGD code - 017



Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.