S-9 Treatment Considerations for the Medically Complex Endodontic Surgery Patient

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CE Credit: 1.0

Program Overview:

The goal of this presentation is to serve as a brief overview of medical conditions and medications that may require treatment modification to ensure safe surgical treatment. Topics covered have been selected based on prevalence, potential risk (criticality) and timeliness. The presentation will focus primarily on cardiovascular disease, selection of local anesthetic, anticoagulant therapy and hemostasis, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, immunosuppression, history of antiresorptive agent drug therapy, prosthetic joint replacement and relevant drug interactions.

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.
  •  Recognize and manage common drug:drug interactions relevant to endodontic surgery and select the most appropriate local anesthetic.
  •  Explain appropriate treatment modifications for patients with cardiovascular disease, anticoagulant therapy, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, immunosuppression, history of antiresorptive agent drug therapy and prosthetic joint replacement


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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  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.

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