Current Concepts in Dentistry Day 2

Code: HPDS005-2
Apply this course towards: Current Concepts in Dentistry

Course description

Better Medicine, Better Dentistry: Becoming A Better Prescriber

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023
Presented by Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, PHARMD, FASHP, FACHE

This course is designed to illustrate how uniting the medical, dental, and pharmaceutical fields ultimately leads to “Better Medicine, Better Dentistry.”  Wouldn’t it be nice to go to a continuing education course that gives you the tools to be more successful starting on Monday morning? Wouldn’t it be great to be known as the dentist who offers excellent pain free, post-operative care without the use of narcotics? Wouldn’t you like to be more confident in all of your prescription writing, knowing that you are on the cutting edge, that you are evidence-based and that you are guideline-driven? 

This is that course. Did you know that more than 20% of hospital admissions for patients over the age of 65 are due to adverse drug reactions? Just because dentists prescribe less than 10% of all available drugs, your patients may be taking others from the 90% with which you are not familiar. Since polypharmacy is the norm, especially in our aging population, this course should be considered essential to every practice setting today.

This interactive course reviews guideline-based, appropriate prescribing tenets and examines some of the more common drugs and drug interactions and their management with a particular focus on the dental realm.  Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed.  After all, when an adverse drug reaction occurs due to a drug interaction, who is more at risk - you or your patient?

Learning objectives

  • discuss the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to dentistry
  • understand the perfect analgesic recipe to keep (almost) all of your patients out of pain – first time, every time
  • describe the different types of antibiotics available and how to match the right drug to the right bug
  • describe the potential for drug-drug interactions and articulate strategies to avoid or manage them
  • understand the principles of drug metabolism including liver enzyme induction and inhibition
  • discuss the role of cytochrome P450 isoenzymes in the liver with respect to drug metabolism

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