Clinical Classification of Toothaches
Ernest Lado, DDS; (view profile)
Duration: 8 Hours
Even when they are not his own, toothaches can be a dentist's most vexing and challenging problems. They come unexpectedly, often needing immediate attention, invariably on a day when you're already running behind schedule. When a patient calls complaining his tooth hurts, you and your staff need to render initial and efficient assessment over the phone and schedule treatment appropriately. Your reputation is at stake. A patient in pain that is poorly attended to is a public relations nightmare. When a patient does come in, you need to treat him quickly and effectively. He needs to get out of pain and out of your office as fast as possible.
This course gives you and your staff everything needed to deal with a problem that can be more of a pain in the neck for you than a pain in the mouth for your patient, and does so in using clear and concise language. It first discusses proper classification of toothaches based on the presenting clinical signs and symptoms. It then covers the dynamics of pulpal-periapical processes, radiographic evidence of pathological pulpal-periapical conditions, pulpal conditions that are caused by a progression of pulp disease.
After reviewing the various tests that help provide a diagnosis of the problem, you will be able to practice your skills by trying your hand at solving a few clinical cases. One of our most popular courses for dentists, we think you'll like it.