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Subtitles: English
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
8 minutes to complete

The Interplay Between Medicine and Dentistry

This course will use the expertise of specialists from both medicine and dentistry to provide perspectives on a wide range of topics that significantly impact both fields. By explaining each field and the ways in which dental and medical specialists work together to manage affected patients, these specialists highlight the interdisciplinary nature of health care today using a particular example each week. In our introductory videos, we introduce the importance of these topics and of the interplay between medicine and dentistry through the lens of the specialty of oral medicine....
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min)
Video2 videos
Introduction to the oral cavity and to oral medicine - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler5m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Pain management: approaches and challenges

In Week 2, we will discuss pain, both as a general concept and as it relates to certain conditions. This will include defining pain and its types, discussing multiple treatment modalities, and explaining some pains specific to the head and neck region. From both an oral medicine and pain management perspective, this difficult topic will be examined and expert diagnosis and treatment opinions will be provided....
Reading
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
The Science of Pain - Dr. Veena Graff23m
Oral and perioral pain management - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
The management of pain 110m
The management of pain 210m
The management of pain 322m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Diabetic patients and their care

Week 3 focuses on diabetes, a very prevalent, but often not well understood disease that materially impacts both medicine and dentistry. Our discussion of this topic will include an in depth description of types of diabetes, treatments and how they differ based on type, and lifestyle management of these patients. It will also deal with dental management of the diabetic patient specifically, including recommendations for how to approach treatment of patients with diabetes....
Reading
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Diabetes - Dr. Craig Wynne29m
The diabetic patient and the oral health care provider - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler15m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Understanding diabetes 114m
Understanding diabetes 214m
Understanding diabetes 322m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Endocrine disorders: understanding thyroid cancer and osteoporosis

In week 4, we will continue our discussion of endocrine diseases by covering two other relatively common conditions, thyroid cancer and osteoporosis. Both of these diseases present significant challenges to dental management of patients as well as presenting interesting and difficult medical challenges. For both diseases, the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment will be covered and related to the impact of the disease on dental care and some important negative effects to be aware of in the oral cavity....
Reading
3 videos (Total 30 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Thyroid and endocrine disease - Dr. Caroline Kim18m
Oral medicine perspectives on endocrine conditions - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler9m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Endocrine diseases their management 110m
Endocrine diseases their management 210m
Endocrine diseases their management 312m
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Top Reviews

By GRFeb 7th 2018

extremely well crafted course by the best faculty there is.\n\nlearned a lot from this course.\n\nthank you coursera and thank you University of Pennsylvania for this amazing and informative course.

By JPApr 22nd 2018

As a dental professional, I found this to be an informative and well-organized course! I hope Coursera incorporates more dental-related courses for me to listen to.

Instructors

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Dr. Thomas P. Sollecito

Professor and Chairman of Oral Medicine
School of Dental Medicine
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Dr. Eric Stoopler

Associate Professor of Oral Medicine
School of Dental Medicine
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Dr. Uri Hangorsky

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/ Director PASS
School of Dental Medicine

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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