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The Top 200 Prescription Drugs Part 1
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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:

  1. Discuss the role of physical evaluation in risk assessment
  2. Discuss the concept of functional capacity and how to assess it in a clinical setting
  3. Discuss disease-related, treatment-related, and procedure-related variables


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.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction: Never Treat a Stranger
    1. Physical Evaluation
    2. Functional Capacity
  2. Hidden Risk Factors
    1. Disease-specific Risk Factors
    2. Treatment-specific Risk Factors
    3. Procedure-specific Risk Factors
  3. Conclusion
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