Clinical Classification of Toothaches
This course has been reviewed and
approved for 8 hours.
Ernest Lado, DDS.
A 1967 graduate of Georgetown School of Dentistry, Dr. Ernest Lado Jr., practiced general dentistry for over a decade in New York. He left his private practice in 1981 to join the faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he honed his diagnostic skills with over 25 years experience diagnosing oral pain. During this time he has taught medical emergency preparedness for the dental office and radiographic interpretation. He has been published in numerous referred journals and started a sterilizer monitoring service in 1989 that presently monitors over 700 sterilizers statewide.
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.
Length: 8 hours
500MHz Pentium or faster with 512MB Ram (1GB recommended)
1024 x 768 minimum monitor screen resolution with 16-bit video card
Windows 2000, XP or later
Broadband connection (256 kbps or greater) connection recommended
Internet Explorer 6.0+ or Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 9.0+ required for most courses
Sound card with speakers or headphones for audio playback