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Diabetes Mellitus: Medical management, Oro-facial Findings and Dental Management

Oct. 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FICO

Subject: 135 - Electives

Credits: 1.5

Fee: $75 Members, $75 Members staff, $37.50 Student members, $125 Non-members

Date:  Tuesday October 29, 2019 7:30 CST – 9:00 PM

Registration for this session closes at 5:00 pm CT on the day of the event.


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease affecting all age groups. It is one of the most common disorders and it is said to affect almost 20 million people in the United States. Patients suffering from diabetes have numerous oral manifestations and as such dental practitioners must become familiar with this disorder. In this webinar we will review the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy commonly used to treat diabetes. We will discuss the drugs used and their Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions. We will review the oral manifestations and complications of diabetes mellitus and the common medical emergencies that may be encountered in the dental office.
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the prevalence, incidence and etiology of diabetes mellitus.
  • Understand (a) the pathophysiology and (b) pharmacotherapy of diabetes.
  • Understand some of the common complications such as dental caries, periodontal disease, fungal infection and salivary dysfunction.
  • Introduce the appropriate procedures in dental practice required to optimize dental care for the patient with diabetes.
  • Recognize and manage medical emergencies in these patients.
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