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Treating Patients With Extreme Body Modifications

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These insights will help clinicians provide effective care and recommendations designed to support oral health in this patient population.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of body modifications in the United States, in addition to their historical and cultural significance.
  2. Identify the types of extreme body modifications and their risks.
  3. Explain the role of oral health professionals in treating this patient population.

This course was issued in the April 2018 issue and expires 4/30/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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