The Texas Oral Health Coalition is pleased to partner with UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston to provide continuing dental education credit for their telementoring ECHO sessions.
Please see upcoming scheduled sessions below and when registration will open for each. For additional details about UTHealth Project ECHO please visit https://txohc.org/education/.
International participants will need to check time change from Houston, Texas (Central Time CT). Please visit https://www.worldtimebuddy.com
Hazards of Medication in Elderly
Dr. Arthur H. Jeske
Date: June 9, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central Time
While many medications with significant systemic actions are approved by the FDA for over-the-counter sale, they can produce adverse effects which may become increasingly serious with advanced age. This seminar reviews the most serious adverse effects experienced by the elderly, and identifies factors which increase the risk for these, as well as potential drug interactions and strategies for avoiding the interactions. Finally, key online resources for managing drug therapy in the elderly will be presented.
- Describe the adverse effects experienced by the elderly resulting from the use of common medications, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs;
- Describe factors which increase the risk of adverse drug effects in the elderly;
- List online resources available to manage medication risks in the elderly, including adverse drug-drug interactions.
Odd Gums – Part 1 of a 2-Part Seminar: Atypical Enlargements (Big Gums)
Dr. Jerry Bouquot
Date: June 9, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Central Time
There is considerable discussion about the role of periodontal inflammation in disease production outside the head and neck region. However, the gingival tissues are themselves susceptible to a variety of local and systemic disease states or “reflections” of a variety of systemic diseases, some of very serious, even fatal consequence. Such connections must be constantly considered in any clinical diagnosis of the gingival tissues. This clinically focused seminar will discuss such issues with an emphasis on systemic influences, differential diagnosis and unusual as well as usual presentations.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will understand the following:
- The clinical presentation of a variety of unusual gingival and periodontal disorders, many with systemic implications
- The differential diagnosis of a such lesions
- The importance of the gingiva and periodontium in disease diagnosis
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. (Provider 1) and UT Health UT School of Dentistry (Provider 2). The Texas Oral Health Coalition (Provider 1) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. (AGD ID # 346144)
This telementoring ECHO session was made possible by Grant Number K01HP33459 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.