Educating patients on their risk for heart disease and strategies for prevention can help them maintain both their oral and overall health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the United States.
- Discuss current issues, determinants, and trends related to heart disease.
- Note considerations for treating patients with heart disease in the dental setting.
This course was issued in May 2021 and expires May 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.