Pathophysiology, Pharmacotherapy and Dental Management of the Patient with Common Medical Conditions

Presented by: Dr. Aviv Ouanounou

RCDSO Expiry Date: May 31, 2023

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 6, Category 1

Points can also be used as Category 2. For further information see our CE Points Page.

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  • Dr. Aviv Ouanounou BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO

    Assistant Professor,
    Dept. of Clinical Sciences (Pharmacology)
    University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry

    Dr. Aviv Ouanounou is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He received both his DDS and MSc at the University of Toronto. He teaches pharmacology to undergraduate and graduate students and is also a clinical instructor and Treatment Plan Coordinator. Dr. Ouanounou won several teaching awards including “Best Teacher of the Year Award” in 2013 and 2015. Also, Dr. Ouanounou is the recipient of the 2014-2015 prestigious Dr. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He also maintains a general private practice in Toronto.

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This course is designed to provide dental practitioners with a survey of common medical disorders that may be encountered in a dental practice. The medical problems are organized to provide a brief overview of the basic disease process, etiology, incidence, prevalence, medications and oral manifestations commonly presented by the dental patients.  In particular, patients with Neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, endocrine conditions and geriatrics will be discussed so the practitioner can provide appropriate and safe dental care.

Learning Objectives: 

1.  Recognize the prevalence, incidence and etiology of various common medical conditions.

2. Understand (a) the pathophysiology and (b) pharmacotherapy of these disorders and consequences to oral health.

3. Introduce the appropriate procedures in dental practice required to optimize dental care in these patients.

4. Recognize and manage medical emergencies in these patients.