OS 656

Internal Medicine for Dentistry – Selective

Course Director: O. Ross Beirne
Selective # of Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

This course teaches the student how to safely treat patients with compromising medical conditions and what types of sedation can be used to manage fear and anxiety in these patients. The pathophysiology and drug therapy for patients with diabetes, bleeding disorder, and cardiac, pulmonary, renal, neurological, and infectious diseases require significant alterations in dental management to avoid medical emergencies and not compromise the patients’ medical treatments.

IMPORTANT: This course is a prerequisite for OS 661 Elements of Modern Sedation If you miss a session, you must review the handouts for the missed session and meet with Dr. Beirne to take an oral quiz concerning the material covered. This course begins in late SUM quarter and continues into AUT quarter. It will appear on your transcript in AUT quarter only.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of medical diseases that impact dental treatment and sedation
  2. Describe and modify medical therapy for patients requiring sedation for dental treatment
  3. Describe how medical therapies effect the management of the dental patient
  4. Modify the medical treatment of patients in consultation with patients’ physicians
  5. Demonstrate how to prevent medical emergencies in the dental patient with medical diseases

Date last updated: 2019-4-24