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Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Oral Health

COURSE NUMBER: 573

Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)

This course seeks to discuss the interrelationship of oral health and mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression and to provide dental healthcare providers with tools to intervene and help improve overall health for individua...

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Overview

This course seeks to discuss the interrelationship of oral health and mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression and to provide dental healthcare providers with tools to intervene and help improve overall health for individuals with both oral and mental health disorders.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Dec 11, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    Dec 8, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Dec 7, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    153

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Review the current data on the prevalence, severity, and therapy options for anxiety and depression.
  • Identify screening tools and warning signs for anxiety and depression that can be employed by dental healthcare providers in the dental office.
  • Understand the current evidence linking anxiety and depression and oral diseases, including caries and periodontal disease.
  • Discuss mechanisms of interaction between antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication and treatment outcomes for periodontal disease and caries.
  • Be prepared to work in an integrated interdisciplinary team to assess risk factors, screen, and refer patients who may be at risk for anxiety and depression.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.

  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.


Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Maria L. Geisinger

Maria L. Geisinger

DDS, MS

Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger received her BS in Biology ...

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Submission Information

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CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886