College of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

Western University of Health Sciences
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Course Description:  This course provides clinicians, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with a guide to performing a thorough extra-oral and intra-oral examination for their patients.

Author: Dr. Jeff Berger

CE Units: 6

Chapter 2.1 The course has been designed to highlight certain important aspects of an extra-oral examination, including facial skin lesions and disorders, facial proportions and facial asymmetry, facial lymph node characteristics and temporomandibular joint function. Numerous examples of common findings and their impact on orthodontic treatment are presented. In addition, the legal ramifications of an inadequate extra-oral examination are outlined. Chapter 2.2 The program has been designed to highlight important aspects of an intra-oral examination of both the soft and hard tissues. Special emphasis has been placed on the orthodontic aspects of frenum attachments and gingival recession. Areas to measure and chart for an orthodontic examination are presented in a concise and ready-to-use format. Examples of clinical findings requiring orthodontic treatment are provided. In addition, the legal ramifications of an inadequate extra-oral examination are highlighted.

Course Breakdown and Instructions:

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This program provides clinicians, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with a guide to performing a thorough extra-oral and intra-oral examination for their patients.

Chapter 2.1

The course has been designed to highlight certain important aspects of an extra-oral examination, including facial skin lesions and disorders, facial proportions and facial asymmetry, facial lymph node characteristics and temporomandibular joint function. Numerous examples of common findings and their impact on orthodontic treatment are presented. In addition, the legal ramifications of an inadequate extra-oral examination are outlined.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to provide an extra-oral examination
  • Recognize skin lesions and disorders together with the appropriate treatment
  • Evaluate facial proportions and identify facial asymmetry
  • Evaluate lymph node characteristics
  • Examine the temporomandibular (TM) joints
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of TM joint dysfunction and treatment options

Chapter 2.2

The program has been designed to highlight important aspects of an intra-oral examination of both the soft and hard tissues. Special emphasis has been placed on the orthodontic aspects of frenum attachments and gingival recession. Areas to measure and chart for an orthodontic examination are presented in a concise and ready-to-use format. Examples of clinical findings requiring orthodontic treatment are provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Take a detailed and accurate record of the patient’s dental and skeletal tissues for professional, ethical and legal reasons
  • Differentiate the common findings from those that may require a second opinion by a specialist
  • Recognize conditions that either contra-indicate orthodontic treatment or require resolution prior to proceeding
  • Recognize which type of cases should be referred to an orthodontist

To successfully complete this course, you will need to study the material presented in the course presentation. This is a self-paced course that can be paused and returned to at a later time. Once you have reviewed the course presentation in its entirety, you will need to complete the final assessment below. Lastly, please make sure to submit the required course evaluation.

If you have any course related questions please contact virtualu@westernu.edu. Your questions will be forwarded to the appropriate content expert and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

Assessment:

You must pass the final assessment with a score of 70% to receive CE credit. After the assessment has been submitted you will have the opportunity to review your incorrect answers.

Practice Assessment

Grading for this quiz does not count towards the final quiz grade. Multiple attempts to this assessment can be made.

Final Assessment

Be sure to complete the Getting it Straight Chapter 2.1 and 2.2 course presentations (above) before attempting this assessment. You must pass the final assessment with a grade of 70% or higher in order to receive course credit. Multiple attempts of this assessment can be made.

Course Evaluation:

In order to receive CE credit, you must also complete the course evaluation survey.

 

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