The purpose of this course is to provide dental professionals with the information necessary to recognize, treat, and prevent allergic reactions in their patients. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss the materials used in dentistry that may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.
2. Evaluate the recommended treatment protocols and emergency medications used to treat allergic reactions.
3. Outline the importance of a patient's medical and dental history as a means of evaluating the potential for the development of an allergic reaction during dental treatment.
4. Describe the pathophysiology of the various types of allergic reactions.
5. Review the antibiotics, analgesics, and local anesthetics used in dentistry that may cause allergic reactions.
This 2-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.