T16 – Pharmacology by the Book

AGD Code: 340

3 Hour Lecture | Technical and Scientific

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45
Dental care requires an understanding of the current, evidence-based role of drugs in overall patient management, particularly with regard to medically compromised patients. This lecture is designed to familiarize dentists and dental team members with current, important issues in the use of drug therapy, with an emphasis on scientific evidence to support therapeutic decisions.
Included in the presentation are focused updates and reviews of:
• Selection of antibiotics for orofacial infections and the use of antifiotic prophylaxis
• Selection of drugs for pain (opioids vs. NSAIDs and OTC combination therapy)
• Comparative clinical features of local anesthetics, including evidence-based algorithms for pulpal anesthesia of the adult dentition
• Guidance on the management of patients at risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
• Status of oral sedative drugs for the management of dental anxiety
• Status of basic emergency for the general dental practice

Technical & Scientific
Location: Room TBD Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Dr. Arthur Jeske