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Chairside Detections of Medical Conditions in the Dental Office


Presented by: David Wong, DDS

Original Publication Date: September 26, 2014


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Course Description:

Chairside Detection of Medical Conditions in the Dental Office refers to the practice of identifying or recognizing certain medical conditions during a dental examination or visit. Dental professionals, particularly dentists and dental hygienists, are in a unique position to observe signs and symptoms that may indicate underlying medical issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Incorporating chairside detection of medical conditions into dental practice emphasizes the holistic nature of healthcare.
  • Understanding how this underscores the importance of comprehensive patient care and the role of dental professionals in identifying early warning signs of medical issues during routine dental visits.

Speaker Bio:

Tulsa periodontist Dr. David Wong is a native Oklahoman who followed his parents' footsteps by attending the University of Oklahoma, where he completed his dental degree. His advanced training in periodontics was accomplished at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he served as chief resident and scored a perfect 100% on his in-service examination– the highest in the country. He has also completed advanced implant and oral plastic surgery training from Temple University and from such world-renowned institutions as the Misch International Implant Institute and the Dental Implant Institute of Las Vegas. Since entering into private practice in 2003, he has published articles in the field of oral plastic surgery, and he has also been a guest lecturer at the Oklahoma Dental Association, and Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Association, Tulsa Community College, among others. He recently received his Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the only periodontist in Oklahoma to achieve this. In addition, in 2005, Dr. Wong became the first Tulsa periodontist since 1969 to be board-certified by the American Board of Periodontologists. Started by Dr. David Wong in 2003, Route 66 Dental Implants & Periodontics has become one of the most trusted names in Oklahoma. 99% of our patients come from referrals, so you’ve never seen an advertisement… In fact, we presently receive referrals from over 225 dentists annually. While we never advertise, our office has been featured in mainstream media, such as the Wall Street Journal (twice!) and Fox News.