Ernie Luce, DDS
"Medical Myths in Dental Practice"
Sunday, January 21, 2012
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Fairmont Hotel
Medical Issues and Myths in Dental Practice
Dentists caring for patients must have an awareness of medical issues that may impact their patients. Current literature challenges commonly held beliefs such as the management of patients with cardiac disease or the need to alter anticoagulants. This presentation will support new concepts in the management of patients with several medically compromising conditions.
1. Participants will gain an understanding of appropriate timing for dental care after a heart attack.
2. Participants will gain an understanding of appropriate management of patients taking various anticoagulants/antiplatelet agents.
3. Participants will gain an understanding of when supplemental steroids are indicated.