CPD ACTIVITIES

  • Journals

    The management of allergic rhinitis consists of 3 major categories of tre atment, (1) environmental control measures and allergen avoidance, (2) pharm acological management, and (3) immunotherapy.

    Credits:3.00 Expires:18 September, 2015

  • Role of Montelukast in the Management of Asthma in Paediatrics

    Role of Montelukast in the management of Asthma in Paediatrics

    Credits:3.00 Expires:18 September, 2015

  • Do It Yourself (DIY) Orthodontics for Non-Orthodontists

    For most Dentists, during their academic progress through four years of s tudies culminating into Graduation, Orthodontics as a subject rarely fires u p the imagination for the right reasons. It remains a much neglected, if not hated subject. This continues for the most part into private practice so as to treat this specialty as merely a good pasture to graze for the returns o ut of professional practice by enlisting the help of a consulting profession al or through referrals. Orthodontics CDE Programs too rarely have meaningfu lness for a general dental practitioner (GPs). Thus, a shift in orthodontic paradigms that occurs periodically and its relevance are also lost on a vast majority of GPs. Through this clinical presentation, the author who yea rns to make learning interesting, strives to offer to GPs and other speciali sts within dentistry a window into the exciting world of Orthodontics. Proce dures that can be embraced and performed with aplomb by non-orthodontists ar e discussed and detailed. 

    Credits:3.00 Expires:18 September, 2015

  • ANXIETY FREE DENTISTRY

    Dental anxiety affects a large proportion of children visiting the dental clinic. It often leads to avoidance and delay in seeking dental treatment r esulting in late presentation. This then leads to more complex treatment pro cedures, which then make the anxiety worse. Studies have shown that behavior al and psychological problems, anxiety and fear are the main challenges in t he management of a child patient. Sources of anxiety can be either exoge nous where the anxiety is as a result of conditioning via a traumatic dental experience or endogenous where the individual has a constitutional vulnerab ility to anxiety  disorders  as evidenced by general anxiety state s. The age of origin of dental anxiety has also been extensively researc hed. The most commonly held view is that dental anxiety is a fear originatin g in childhood which persists later in life (Locker D et al, 1999). However, some studies have addressed this issue and challenged this view. Ost (1987) found that almost 20% of dental phobics reported onset after the age of 14. Similarly, Milgrom et al (1988), in a population based study, found that 33 .3% became anxious during adolescence and adulthood. In a later population-b ased study, it was reported that only one half of the subjects claimed becom ing dentally anxious in childhood; one-fifth reported adolescent onset and a lmost one-third became dentally anxious in adulthood (Locker et al, 1999). Behavior guidance will be explored by the presenter. The goal of behavior guidance is to ease fear & anxiety while promoting an understanding of the need for good oral health & the process by which that is achieved. Expected outcome; The participants will be able to understand, diagno se and manage dental anxiety in the clinic setting.

    Credits:3.00 Expires:18 September, 2015