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Vol. 73, No. 1
ISSN: 1488-2159
February 2007


Bleeding Disorders of Importance in Dental Care and Related Patient Management


• Anurag Gupta, BDS •
• Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C) •
• Robert J. Cabay, MD, DDS •

A b s t r a c t

Oral care providers must be aware of the impact of bleeding disorders on the management of dental patients. Initial recognition of a bleeding disorder, which may indicate the presence of a systemic pathologic process, may occur in dental practice. Furthermore, prophylactic, restorative and surgical dental care of patients with bleeding disorders is best accomplished by practitioners who are knowledgeable about the pathology, complications and treatment options associated with these conditions. The purpose of this paper is to review common bleeding disorders and their effects on the delivery of oral health care.


MeSH Key Words: blood coagulation/physiology; blood coagulation disorders/complications; dental care
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