The oral manifestation of systemic diseases… Dr Timothy Hodgson

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Identify and appropriately refer individuals with oral manifestations of common systemic diseases.

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Description

An ageing population is associated with increased disease frequency and an increased number of prescribed medications taken by each individual. Dental professionals can identify systemic disease and its recurrence/increased severity by the presence of oral symptoms and signs. Polypharmacy in an ageing population is associated with an increased risk of drug reaction which may present orally. New drugs and targeted therapies are introduced annually and the dental team need reminding of the importance of the drug history, the impact of any new drug on the orofacial region and how medication may compromise dental treatment.

Learning Outcomes
• How does an ageing population affect the role of dental professionals
• Identify and appropriately refer individuals with oral manifestations of common systemic diseases
• Review the importance of the drug history
• Describe common oral mucosal drug adverse reactions and become aware of the common culprits

Dr Tim Hodgson
Tim Hodgson, consultant in Oral Medicine/Honorary Senior Lecturer, was appointed Clinical Director at the Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH Foundation NHS Trust, January 2014. He has 80 citations in peer reviewed journals and he was awarded an honorary FGDP(UK) ad eundem in March 2008 in recognition of developing Structured Clinical Reasoning for the new MJDF examination an innovative assessment tool of applied understanding in dentistry. He has lectured in the USA, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, India and UK on Oral Medicine and medical problems in dentistry.