Course Description and Learning Objectives
Medical History Monopoly
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Take a “Chance” and test your medical history review skills.
Don’t go back three spaces due to lack of current topical medical knowledge
Advance “to GO” with case presentations for today’s challenging patient predicaments
Break the Bank and earn Medical History Monopoly talking points about AAP periodontal guidelines
Build on the basics and build a TOWER of knowledge for scientific support for your patients
Look into the “Community Chest” and discover a variety of tools/ products for diagnosis and health
- Have fun learning about unusual disorders that can be encountered in the dental office.
- Review your Medical Review Techniques.
- Learning to read between the lines and be a dental sleuth.
- Review and practice office protocols for medically compromised patients.
- Discuss current AAP Periodontal Guidelines.
About the Speaker
Cheryl (Cher) Thomas RDH
Cher is a registered dental hygienist and a renal transplant recipient. After her kidneys failed due to ANCA+ vasculitis, she was a dialysis patient for a year, and afterwards, her brother (Robert) was her living related donor in 1999. Cher utilizes her experience with peritoneal dialysis and organ transplantation to explore and educate the relationship between oral health and renal health. She is a patient outreach coordinator for the Renal Support Network (RSN).
Cher is a published author, international public speaker, and a renal and oncology advocate. She has been a dental oral health care provider for over 35 years, she graduated from Richland College in 1991 with an AAS in Liberal arts and in dental hygiene from Tarrent County College 1993. She has performed both as a hygienist and dental assistant in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and public health dentistry. She was in the degree completion program at Texas Women’s University when her kidneys failed which redirected her into a new career path. In 2005, she received the Sunstar Award of Distinction in Dental hygiene. She served on a TEP panel for Medicare Quality Control for safety guideline development for Opioid use within the ESRD population. Currently she serves as a patient advisor on the National Quality Forum.