This course addresses the nature of oral pain, as well as acute dental problems precipitated by oral infections or trauma. Clinicians will learn to treat oral pain; accurately assess, treat, and refer patients with oral infections; recognize and triage true dental emergencies; and promote the use of protective equipment to prevent oral injuries.
Educational Objectives for the Acute Dental Problems Course are:
- Diagnose, initially manage, and appropriately refer:
- Oral pain
- Oral infections
- Dental trauma to primary and permanent teeth
- Describe the common characteristics of dental trauma in children and adults.
- Identify two true dental emergencies.
- Implement strategies aimed at the prevention of oral injuries.
This course takes approximately one hour to complete. Each clinical case takes about 10 minutes.
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Course Steering Committee Authors
- Denise Rizzolo, PA-C, PhD
- Russell Maier, M.D
- Joanna M. Douglass, B.D.S., D.D.S.
Smiles for Life Editor
- Melinda Clark, M.D.
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