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The Dynamic Duo: High Blood (Hypertension) and Sweet Blood (Diabetes) | Dermatology: In My Mouth?410-706-2282

Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Presented by: Michael A. Siegel, DDS, MS, FDS, RCSEd

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Siegel

Michael A. Siegel, DDS, MS, FDS, RCSEd, is professor and chairman of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Dental Medicine and professor of internal medicine and dermatology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Siegel is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He holds a master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He was recently included in the International Who’s Who in Medicine.

Dr. Siegel has lectured internationally and has published extensively in the field of oral medicine; he authored a textbook on diagnosis and management of common oral lesions. He is a section editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association, serves on the editorial boards of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry and Inside Dentistry. He is also a journal reviewer for 15 international and national professional publications. He is a past president of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, a past president of the American Board of Oral Medicine and a past chairman of the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs. He recently completed his term on the board of directors of the American Dental Education Association. He is a native of Baltimore, Md. He has a part-time specialty practice limited to oral medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Course Description - The Dynamic Duo: High Blood (Hypertension) and Sweet Blood (Diabetes):

Every practicing member of the dental health care team routinely manages patients with hypertension and/or diabetes. Ninety percent of Americans who live to their life expectancy will develop hypertension, while another 24 million have active diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of dialysis for end stage renal disease, blindness and non-traumatic leg amputation in the United States. 

Dr. Siegel will present current information on hypertension guidelines and the medications used to manage the hypertensive patient, along with current information and medications used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetics. He will specifically address the actions of these medications and their oral side effects. Management of medical emergencies will also be discussed.

The format of this presentation will encourage audience participation.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Obtain a pertinent diabetic history from the patient
  • Command a greater understanding of current hypertension guidelines (JNC-7) and the pathophysiology of this silent killer
  • Recognize commonly occurring antihypertensive and diabetic medications, their actions as well adverse intraoral reactions to these frequently prescribed medications
  • Understand the different types of insulin and their dental management implications
  • Manage medical emergencies

Course Description - Dermatology: In My Mouth?

Dentists are often challenged to diagnose and manage mucosal lesions which may represent oral components of cutaneous disease. Disorders such as lichen planus, aphthous ulceration and viral lesions frequently have associated cutaneous manifestations. This presentation will cover common benign and malignant conditions of the sun-exposed skin and their oral counterparts.

The format of this presentation is case-based and will encourage audience participation.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Obtain a pertinent dermatology history
  • Perform physical diagnosis to include facial and skin lesions
  • Understand the principles of cutaneous examination
  • Recognize common cutaneous lesions
  • Recognize cutaneous disorders with oral manifestations
  • Manage oral manifestations of cutaneous disease


  • Dentist: $275
  • Team Member: $175

CDE Credits:

  • 6 CDE credit hours - lecture


  • Entire Dental Team

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