AAID: Save Someone’s Life With an Extraoral Exam
Time & Location
About the Event
Friday, October 251:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Starvine 3 Room
An extraoral examination can save a patient’s life. As clinicians, the goal is early detection and identification of pathological lesions. The focus for dental hygienists has been oral pathology for which, as allied healthcare professionals, there are components of your extraoral examination that are uncharted territory.
This lecture is designed to empower the dental hygienist to make notice to specific dermatological tell-tale signs of systemic disease. Utilizing case studies and condition imagery to identify early signs of cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and pre-diabetes. This lecture will ignite a fire within every single person in the room to be more vigil regarding the extraoral examination as they are with the intraoral.Learning Objectives:
- Identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases and pre-cardiovascular diseases based on extraoral findings.
- Conduct an extraoral examination and provide documentation of potential warning signs.
- Identify signs and symptoms of diabetes and insulin resistance based on extraoral findings.