Avoid Liability: Know Your Patients' Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI
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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". 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 denal practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.
Harold L. Crossley, DDS, MS, Ph.D, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Dental School. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Crossley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 1964. He later was awarded the Master of Science (1970) and Doctorate degrees (1972) in Pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr. Crossley the DDS degree in 1980. The liaison between the classroom and his part-time dental practice produced a practical approach to understanding the pharmacology of drugs used in the dental office.
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Full refund given with notice of cancellation 72 hours prior to the course.