Management of Patients with Complex Medical Conditions

May. 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

750 Special Patient Care
Thursday, May 20: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT 
Dentists, Hygienists
$125 (nonmembers); $75 (members); $37.50 (students)

The National Center for Health Statistics reports approximately 71.6% of adults over age 20 are overweight or obese. Studies show that approximately 40%–50% of adults are taking multiple drugs and have multiple chronic illnesses. Managing these types of patients and preventing medical emergencies are more important than ever. This course is targeted toward dental health providers who endeavor to provide safe and comfortable dental experiences for patients who have chronic and/or uncontrolled illnesses such as cardiac disease, kidney disease, terminal illnesses and infectious diseases. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss important characteristics of a growing population with complex medical conditions.
  • Identify specific strategies to prevent medical emergencies related to chronic illnesses.
  • Manage the link between oral-systemic health conditions in adults with complex medical conditions.
  • Identify clinical treatment options associated with common oral health disease in adults with complex medical conditions.

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Speaker Bio

Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, MAEd, MAGD, FSCD, FACD, FICD, FPFA, received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master of Public Health from A.T. Still University (ATSU). She is a full-time associate professor at the ATSU Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in The Center for Advanced Oral Health. She works to support students, residents and faculty members treating individuals with special needs and complex medical conditions. She also works as a part-time associate dentist at Sundance Dental Care. Following dental school, she completed a certificate in advanced education in general dentistry from NYU Langone Medical Center. She also completed a Master of Education with a dental emphasis from the University of the Pacific. She holds fellowships in the Special Care Dentistry Association, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She has a passion for serving vulnerable populations, such as special needs and older adults. In her free time, she loves to sing and hike. 
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