Take a Bite Out of Treating Medically Complex Patients

Date(s)
Jun. 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Samantha Parad, DMD, RN, PNAP
Subject: 750 Special Patient Care
Credits: 1
Method: Lecture
Tuesday, June 18: 7:30–8:30 p.m. CDT
Audience: Students, Residents, Dentists, Dental Assistants
Fee: $37.50 (students and residents); $75 (members); $125 (nonmembers)

Description

Do you want to brush up on treating medically complex patients? This course aims to be the fundamental instrument, scaling away unfamiliarity and leaving you with a smoother understanding of managing patients in your dental chair. You will be able to fill in the gaps by exploring common medications and medical conditions that might be leaving your dental team feeling a little numb. This session bridges the interdisciplinary diastema, helping you to understand your role and responsibilities of patient care. By chipping away at a patient risk assessment, you’ll feel more comfortable preventing complications that could turn your treatment into a toothache. This course probes around areas such as dental considerations and modifications to equip you with the armamentarium to confidently navigate the complexities of treating medically compromised patients.

Learning Objectives 
  • Recognize the dentist’s role and responsibilities in treating medically complex patients.
  • Describe common medications and medical conditions to execute safe dental treatment.
  • Identify underlying conditions recommended for antibiotic prophylaxis and discuss premedication regimens.
  • Classify patient risk to understand potential complications as a consequence of dental treatment.

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Speaker Bio  

Samantha Parad, DMD, RN, PNAP, attended the University of Pennsylvania and entered the healthcare field as a registered nurse. She went on to attend the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and graduated summa cum laude. Through the completion of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s general practice residency program, she gained exposure to treating medically compromised patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to returning to academia as an assistant professor at TUSDM, she practices dentistry at Franciscan Children’s Hospital and in a private dental office. Parad was selected as a 2023 Massachusetts Dental Society 10 Under 10 Dentist, as the national recipient of the 2023 American Dental Education Association/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation/American Association for Women Dentists Woman Dentist Tuition Scholarship, and as a 2024 Professional Member of the National Academies of Practice. 

 
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