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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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....
2 videos (Total 8 min)
2 videos
Introduction to the oral cavity and to oral medicine - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler5m
Week
2
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....
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
The Science of Pain - Dr. Veena Graff23m
Oral and perioral pain management - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler20m
3 practice exercises
The management of pain 110m
The management of pain 210m
The management of pain 322m
Week
3
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....
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Diabetes - Dr. Craig Wynne29m
The diabetic patient and the oral health care provider - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler15m
3 practice exercises
Understanding diabetes 114m
Understanding diabetes 214m
Understanding diabetes 322m
Week
4
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....
3 videos (Total 30 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Thyroid and endocrine disease - Dr. Caroline Kim18m
Oral medicine perspectives on endocrine conditions - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler9m
3 practice exercises
Endocrine diseases their management 110m
Endocrine diseases their management 210m
Endocrine diseases their management 312m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

Care of cardiovascular diseases and infections

This week will review management of cardiac conditions, both generally and specifically in dental medicine. This will include explanations of some of the most prevalent cardiac conditions as well as discussion on the difficulties of treating select patients. This provides a widely applicable but also specific overview of risks to patients generally and in the dental office, management and treatment, and ways that providers and patients can work together to ensure positive outcomes for all....
3 videos (Total 31 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Cardiovascular disease - Dr. Frank Silvestry13m
Interplay of oral and cardiac conditions - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler15m
3 practice exercises
Cardiology in practice 110m
Cardiology in practice 210m
Cardiology in practice 310m
Week
6
1 hour to complete

Dermatologic conditions of the oral cavity

Week 6 presents an explanation of common dermatologic conditions that can frequently affect the oral cavity. The lectures in this module focus on the three most prevalent autoimmune reactions to occur in the mouth; lichen planus, pemphigoid, and pemphigus. The lectures in this week explain these conditions, comment on some possible treatments, and discuss the importance of co-management between the fields of dentistry and medicine, not to mention some specific examples of interdisciplinary division of treatment....
3 videos (Total 48 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Autoimmune dermatologic disease - Dr. Aimee Payne28m
Oral involvement in dermatologic disease - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler17m
3 practice exercises
Autoimmune diseases of the skin and oral cavity 110m
Autoimmune diseases of the skin and oral cavity 210m
Autoimmune diseases of the skin and oral cavity 318m
Week
7
1 hour to complete

Blood and bone marrow cancers

In this section, we will discuss blood and bone marrow cancers. This is a complex topic and our lectures will explain some of the differences between each type of these cancers in both disease characteristics and management. For management, we will review both traditional and cutting edge modalities used in certain cases. We will also discuss the importance of the oral cavity in both diagnosis and treatment of these cancers. Whether as the first sign of disease, an area affected by treatment, or a potential cause of complications, the oral cavity can truly in leukemia be a portal to health and disease....
3 videos (Total 44 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Leukemia - Dr. David Porter26m
Leukemia, hematologic malignancies, and their oral impacts - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler15m
3 practice exercises
Hematological malignancies 110m
Hematological malignancies 210m
Hematological malignancies 320m
Week
8
1 hour to complete

Understanding head and neck cancers

Our last section deals with a very serious and important topic, that of cancers of the head and neck region. Our lectures will explain some types of head and neck cancer, but will focus on oral squamous cell carcinoma, the most common of these. We will discuss diagnosis and management of these patients, paying attention to the important role of all providers in cancer while also providing a video of transoral robotic surgery for cancer. In this way, we will address all aspects of oral cancer treatment, from initial diagnosis to thorough treatment. ...
3 videos (Total 35 min), 3 quizzes
3 videos
Head and neck cancer: diagnosis and treatment - Dr. Jason Newman16m
Head and neck cancers: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, dentistry - Dr. Tom Sollecito, Dr. Eric Stoopler15m
3 practice exercises
The impact of head and neck cancer 110m
The impact of head and neck cancer 210m
The impact of head and neck cancer 310m
Week
9
1 hour to complete

Final Exam

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1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Final Exam24m
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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 JQJan 3rd 2018

Nice review. I'm an older retired dentist and this was an outstanding review for me. Thanks to y'all who developed and presented this course! Thanks. Dr John Quincy

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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