Epidemiology of Dental Trauma & Initial Assessment and Diagnosis
About this section
Course Description: This section is designed to discuss a systematic approach for evaluating a patient who presents with dental trauma. Trauma guidelines will be reviewed including classifications, diagnosis and treatment planning. Statistics including prevalence and incidence of dental trauma as well as other general considerations are presented. The degree of injury and hot to identify abnormal behavior and other patient indications are discussed. Neurological status evaluation is also addressed; in addition to emergency assessment of a patient with dental trauma. Extra-oral evaluation leading to proper diagnosis will be presented. Classification systems will also be discussed. There will be a test at the end of this course to verify successful completion.
Educational Objectives: After completing this course the participant should be able to:
Understand current trauma guidelines
Utilize a systematic approach for evaluating a patient with dental trauma
Manage the trauma assessing neurological symptoms as well as unusual clinical signs.
Understand statistical information about prevalence, incidence and distribution of dental injuries
Become familiar with dental trauma classification systems.