Overview

Chronic Diseases are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the Western World. To facilitate evidence-based care for individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases, dental professionals must have the knowledge and tools to conduct a thorough assessment and be aware of chronic disease clinical signs and symptoms, epidemiology and etiology, and appropriate oral health considerations. This course will provide an overview of the ten common chronic diseases and present ways for dental professionals to manage the provision of oral health care to meet each patient’s unique needs.

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