View from the Chairside: The Implications of Lyme Disease on Dental Treatment
In this edition of View from the Chairside, frequent CDA Oasis contributor and Calgary-based GP dentist, Dr. Tom Shackleton, returns to talk about Lyme disease and its implication on the dental practice.
During this presentation, Dr. Shackleton talks about:
- What Lyme disease is and what causes it.
- Why Lyme disease matters to dentists.
- If dentists can (and should) provide oral health treatments to patients with Lyme disease.
- Characteristics and symptoms of the disease.
- How it is transmitted from insects (ticks) to humans including the incubation period.
- Diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.
- Facts and myths about treatment, transmission, and vertical transmission that dentists and patients need to know.
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CDA Oasis Team
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