| SETTING A COURSE FOR MEDICAL SCREENING IN A DENTAL SETTING|
|DESCRIPTION||This topic of this segment is the role of oral health care providers in identifying patients at risk for increasingly prevalent chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes mellitis (DM), human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), and hepatitis C infection. Using simple, safe, inexpensive chairside testing, participants will learn how to evaluate a patient's risk for these diseases. The session will provide participants with updated information on the epidemiology of the disease, avaliable diagnostic screening tests, use of the screening tests, interpretation of the test results and guidelines for making referrals to a physician.|
After attending this presentation, participants should be able to:
- Describe the potential role for oral healthcare professionals in chairside screening for medical conditions in a dental setting.
- Describe the chairside screening tools that are most widely recognized and currently avaliable and how to use them.
- Describe the policies and data to support screening for the medical conditions in a dental setting
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