OSC-9 Management Considerations for the Medically Complex Patient

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CE: 1.5

Course Description: 

The goal of this presentation is to serve as a brief overview of common medical conditions that may require modification of your standard treatment protocol to ensure patient safety, with a special focus on non-surgical and surgical endodontic therapy. Current evidence-based treatment guidelines will be presented when available and areas of controversy or lack of expert consensus will be identified.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe a risk assessment strategy for medically complex patients and know when to modify your standard treatment protocol and/or seek medical consultation prior to treatment.
  • Discuss common drug:drug interactions and allergies relevant to endodontic practice.
  • Explain appropriate treatment modifications for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, kidney and liver disease, immunosuppression, history of bisphosphonate therapy, and prosthetic joint replacement.


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Bradford R. Johnson, D.D.S., M.H.P.E.

Dr. Johnson completed his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado, received his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and endodontics specialty training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where is currently Professor, Department of Endodontics, Department Head and Postgraduate Program Director. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and received a Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree from the UIC College of Medicine in 2005. In addition to full-time teaching, he maintains a part-time clinical practice limited to endodontics. Dr. Johnson has published over 50 articles and abstracts in peer reviewed dental journals and is author or co-author of eleven textbook chapters.

Bradford Johnson, D.D.S., M.H.P.E

I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Dentsply Sirona (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing)