Dr Linda Gu

Following her graduation from the University of Adelaide, Australia with Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2010, Dr Ying (Linda) Gu worked in regional NSW for two years, before being accepted into the Special Needs Dentistry Residency Program at Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Sydney in 2013, building on an ungraduated interest in special needs dentistry. In 2018, she completed her DClinDent in Special Needs Dentistry.

Sessions

PFA Presentations
Main Scientific Program
Thursday 2nd May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
COMBINED E

10:30am - 10:45am — Female hormonal fluctuations and its effects on the periodontium 
Presented by Dr Suman Bellur

Modern day advances in fertility treatment has enabled this medical treatment to become increasingly popular. This may involve dramatic endocrine changes in the female. It is well known that systemic sex steroid hormones have been associated with increased gingival inflammation such as during pregnancy. Recent research outcomes will be presented regarding the impact of high-dose fertility medications upon the periodontium. Their significance in clinical practice will be discussed.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Overview of fertility treatment protocols which female dental patients might be undergoing

  • Impact of fertility medication upon the oral cavity and periodontium and any clinical implications

  • Management of the female patient undergoing fertility treatment

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10:50am - 11:05am — Dental Extractions in patients receiving novel-direct oral anti-coagulant therapies
Presented by Dr Linda Gu

Prescribers are increasingly choosing novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as the standard of care for patients who require anticoagulation. This presentation explores the current evidence for the safe provision of dental surgery for patients taking NOAC agents, and outlines the results thus far of an ongoing prospective cohort study investigating the bleeding risk of patients on NOACs requiring dental extractions. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • To consolidate knowledge of the current NOACs available in Australia and their drug characteristics

  • To explore the current evidence for patients on NOACs requiring dental surgery

  • To discuss the evidence from the latest prospective cohort trial conducted by the presenter

  • To provide guiding principles for dentists on the safe dental management of patients on NOACs 

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