Interface between Medicine and Dentistry

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Melbourne Dental School, Continuing Professional Development Programs.

When did you last refer a patient to the dentist and why?

It's not news there is a close association between one's oral health and overall health.

The causal relationship between oral diseases and systemic conditions now extends beyond cardiovascular disease and includes diabetes, respiratory disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Similarly, systemic diseases are often associated with oral manifestations that require dental assessment and specialist management.

It is important, therefore, your everyday practice is informed by the evidence base of the links between oral and general health.

This course aims to refresh and update your knowledge on dentistry and its relevance to general health.

This will have a direct benefit on achieving an effective whole-of-patient approach that embraces the newest evidence-based clinical recommendations.

This full day interactive program, suitable for General Dentists and General Medical Practitioners, combines lecture material and simulated clinical scenarios to review the links between oral and general health and its clinical implications to medical practice, including clinical guidelines, practical examples, and decision-making flow chart.

We shall also discuss when it is appropriate to refer a patient for dental assessment.

Date:  Friday, 25 October 2019, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Venue:  Melbourne Oral Health Training Education Centre (MOHTEC) 723 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3053

CPD Credit:  6 hours of scientific CPD​

​Course Presenters

  • Associate Professor Nicola Cirillo (Convener)
  • Professor Michael McCullough
  • Dr Sankar Manchella

For more information and to enrol in this course please visit the website​.