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ASM2018: Dental Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event. 

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou will be presenting two sessions at ASM this year. Dr. Ouanounou is Assistant Professor in clinical sciences and pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. 

ASM2018 is the single largest venue where the dental team members can earn continuing education credits all under one roof. The meeting offers a broad and diverse range of renowned speakers and topics for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office staff. There will be lectures, workshops and various exhibitors, showcasing the latest products and services from more than 300 companies.

I hope you benefit from the information presented in this conversation. Be sure to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Until next Time!

Chiraz Guessaier
CDA Oasis Manager


The endocrine system is essential for hormonal secretion and is closely related to the central nervous system. It controls many physiological processes and maintains homeostasis. There are many endocrine diseases, which may include diabetes mellitus, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. It is essential for dental practitioners to recognize these disorders and to properly manage these patients. In this lecture, Dr. Ouanounou will review the pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy and dental management of patients with these endocrine diseases. The necessary precautions needed during the provision of dental treatment and the appropriate management of medical emergencies that can arise during treatment will also be discussed.

The session will allow attendees to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of endocrine disorders
  • Understand (a) the pathophysiology and (b) the pharmacotherapy of these disorders and consequences to oral health
  • Introduce the appropriate procedures in dental practice required to optimize dental care in these patients, and recognize and manage medical emergencies in patients with endocrine diseases

The session will take place on April 26th at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (ticketed event)

Full Interview (8.03″)


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