Interprofessional Collaborative Care: Addressing Oral-Systemic Health Connections

Format Publication ID Version Published
Multimedia, Tutorial 9351 1 February 26, 2013

Description

Using a three pronged approach, the following content is delivered through a mixed media design:

Instruction on oral-systemic relationships. A video recording of a concise lecture presented by a qualified specialist covers the chronic inflammatory process caused by periodontal disease. Included in the presentation is a review of current science describing evidence-based links between chronic inflammatory periodontitis and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy outcomes, and other systemic conditions such as respiratory diseases, obesity, and kidney disease is provided. Content includes what is known and what is not known about these links and why.

Assessment of patients’ oral health in a medical setting.  Through a recorded webcast lecture and a video recording demonstration, participants will learn how to properly perform an oral screening.  Also included is instruction on how to perform periodontal disease risk assessments in a medical setting, when and how to explain oral-systemic links to patients and how to determine when and how to make appropriate referrals.

Interdisciplinary management of patient. Video recorded reenactments demonstrate how to incorporate oral screenings as part of routine care in a medical setting and how to ask more in depth questions, based upon knowledge gained concerning the oral systemic relationship. Participants are also guided, through these reenactments, on when and how to make appropriate referrals based upon what is presented by a patient.

Citation

Bonwell P, Lanning S, Sahingur S, Clarke G, Lodge J, Malkinson S, Svirsky J. Interprofessional Collaborative Care: Addressing Oral-Systemic Health Connections. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9351

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to explain the chronic inflammatory process caused by periodontal disease.
  2. To be able to describe the link between chronic inflammatory periodontitis and diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy outcomes.
  3. To be able to describe the link between chronic inflammatory periodontitis and other systemic conditions such as obesity, dementia, respiratory and kidney diseases stemming from evidence that suggests an association.
  4. To be able to perform an appropriate oral screening in a medical setting.
  5. To be able to formulate periodontal disease risk assessments based on screening findings.
  6. To be able to recognize the need to refer a patient to an oral health specialist based upon oral lesion presented.
  7. To be able to formulate periodontal disease risk assessments based on screening findings and questionnaire responses.
  8. To be able to explain the oral-systemic links to patients to aid in maintaining overall health.
  9. To be able to define when to make appropriate referrals to aid in maintaining overall health.
  10. To be able to write/articulate referrals to other health care providers.

Keywords

  • Periodontal Disease (MeSH), Referrals and Consultation (MeSH), Role Playing (MeSH), Building Oral Health Capacity (BOHC) Collection

Specialty

  • Medical
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Public Health

Discipline

  • Dental
    • Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Clinical Exam
    • Dental Public Health
    • Establishment & Maintenance of Oral Health
    • Preventive Dentistry

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
    • Systems-based Practice

Academic Focus

  • Basic Sciences
    • Pathology
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Exam
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Assessment
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Health
  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Interprofessional
  • Oral Health
  • Public Health Sciences

Organ Systems

  • Gastrointestinal system

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student

Instructional Methods

  • Lecture
  • Problem-based Learning

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