|Avoid Liability; Know Your Patients’ Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment|
|Date:||Sunday, December 08, 2013|
|Time:||Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Tuition||$175 DDS / $125 AUX|
|Location:||Loma Linda University School of Dentistry|
|Credit:||This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.|
|Your patients are living longer thanks to their medications but many of the physician-prescribed medications used by your patients have dental implications and side effects affecting your treatment plan. Some of these medications are the drugs of choice of “doctor shoppers”. And one of these medications is the most prescribed medication abused by adolescents.
Some medications are more likely to cause violent behavior and others can cause a “burning mouth syndrome” and in fact, others may cause sexual dysfunction. Should I use caution when prescribing NSAIDs with antihypertensives? Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with orthopedic prostheses? And lastly, who sets the standard for healthy blood pressure, pap smears, and cholesterol?
This presentation includes the indications, contraindications, and side effects of the most commonly prescribed medications. Many of these medications were not approved when you took your pharmacology course in dental school. These medications represent 30% of all prescriptions taken by your dental patients and familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.
|At the end of the presentation participants should be able to:
• Medications that could adversely interact with dental drugs.
• Why your patient is taking their medications.
• What oral side effects may be caused by these medications.
• Maximum doses for commonly prescribed pain medications.
• When not to prescribe NSAIDs.
• How to manage patients taking some of the newer anticoagulant medications.
• How to combine analgesics to maximize their effects.
• Indications and contraindications for opiate analgesics.
• Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis.
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