Updated in 2018!
Introduce evidence-based knowledge essential for risk stratification of
patients and for the developing oral healthcare strategies commensurate with the
patients’ functional capacity.
Upon completion of this course the practitioner should be able to:
- Discuss the role of physical evaluation in risk assessment
- Discuss the concept of functional capacity and how to assess it in a
- Discuss disease-related, treatment-related, and procedure-related
Our primary obligation and ultimate reasonability is the timely delivery of
quality diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services, within the bounds of
the clinical circumstances presented by patients. Consequently, we must possess
knowledge and skills essential to determine the functional state of patients to
undergo and respond to dental care. Diagnostic activities should be validated
and focused not only on identifying those problems that one cannot afford
to miss but also to identify those patients with an increased likelihood of
developing a disease and those who may experience an increase in disease
severity or a medical emergency in the perioperative period.
- Introduction: Never Treat a Stranger
- Physical Evaluation
- Functional Capacity
- Hidden Risk Factors
- Disease-specific Risk Factors
- Treatment-specific Risk Factors
- Procedure-specific Risk Factors