OS 656

Internal Medicine for Dentistry – Selective

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

Course Overview

PLEASE NOTE: This course is a prerequisite for OS 661 Elements of Modern Sedation

Intensive review of major human medical diseases including common pathophysiology of diseases, medical interventions including detailed reviews of pharmacologic agents and current therapeutic procedures. Modifications necessary for dental treatment and medical emergency management are also detailed. Diseases of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and endocrine will be emphasized.

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: 2017-8-9