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Patients, Pills, and Pathologies

Amber D. Riley RDH, MS

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.

Patients, Pills & Pathologies, Why Medical History Clues are Critical to Dental Treatment.

Synopsis:
The number of Americans over the age of 65 exceeds 15% of the population and that number will increase by more than an additional 20% over the next few decades. As patient longevity increases, so will the number of conditions, diseases and potential disabilities that these patients will present with in our dental chairs. Medically compromised patients with age-related diseases such as cancers, or lifestyleassociated factors such as obesity, drug use and abuse, as well as the myriad of common; and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis demand a sharpened focus during our treatment planning, delivery of care and periodontal maintenance in general dentistry. These patients require clinicians that have a competent insight into medicine and pharmacotherapies, and are capable of deducing findings from patient medical histories, signs and symptoms and collaboration with a patient’s medical providers to provide optimal dental care.
Learning Objectives:
• Participants will receive an up-to-date, concise review of the more common medical disorders that are encountered within general dentistry: basic epidemiology and pathophysiology, signs/symptoms and accepted medical therapy for the condition and specific dental management recommendations.
• Less frequent, but medically significant conditions including organ transplant recipients, rheumatologic, connective tissue and disorders of red and white blood cells and the dental management of affected patients will be discussed.
• Neurologic, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse will be examined.
• Drug interactions that are significant to dentistry will be reviewed.

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Amber D. Riley, RDH, MS

Ms. Riley began clinical practice in 1998 as a graduate of Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her Baccalaureate from Wright State University and Masters from Boston University. In addition to private practice in San Diego, CA, Amber is a dental hygiene subject matter expert for 18 states and she is the Forensic Dental Autopsy Technician for the San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner. She is a Member of the ADHA, Member and Treasurer for the American Society of Forensic Odontology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She lectures nationally on the topics of Oral Pathology, Forensic Odontology, Laser-assisted Periodontal Therapies and the Dental Management of Medically Complex Patients.

Our Dental Hygiene Study Club was created to provide continuous learning relevant to the profession of Dental Hygiene to maintain the highest level of professionalism, in a supportive environment. Over the past few years, it has grown to over 150 members and continued to bring quality continuing education to the dental hygienists of Southern Orange County.

We are so excited for our 2017 curriculum! At the September 2016 meeting, we handed out a survey for potential topics for 2017; thank you for your kind responses. We have designed the 2017 Study Club based on that feedback. There will be five meetings will be held at the Laguna Hills Community Center and each session will be 3 units of continuing education.

2017 MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION DUES - $97.00 FOR ALL FIVE SEMINARS

Because of the great value of our study club membership, we are unable to offer pro-rated fees; we encourage our members to register early so you're able to take advantage of all five study club meetings. Each session will start at 6:30 pm and a light dinner and beverages are provided. We look forward to seeing you!

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