Pharmacology Overview & Update
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The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. Thus, as dental professionals, we must be equally aware of the medical considerations of agents commonly used in the practice of dentistry as well as the dental considerations of the medications frequently prescribed for the treatment of multiple systemic diseases. This program will present an overview of the basic principles of pharmacology in a format which makes it applicable, practical and useful for all members of the dental team. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to drugs administered or prescribed in dental practice, as well as to medications whose actions, effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact dental therapy.
After attending this lecture, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the pharmacology of analgesics and appropriate prescribing practices for the management of acute dental pain.
- Discuss local anesthetic agents with respect to their mechanism of action, adverse effects and contraindications.
- Examine the pharmacology of anti-infective agents commonly used in dentistry and their clinical considerations.
- Discuss the prescription medications and nonprescription drugs and supplements most frequently encountered on a patient's medical history, including their potential impact on dental therapy and patient care planning.
Thomas Viola RPh, CCP, the founder of Pharmacology Declassified, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.
Early Bird Registration
BY 12:00 pm / noon (CST) 3/4/22
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $119
Dental Assistant: $79
BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 4/28/22)
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $149
Dental Assistant: $89
AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 4/28/22)
Hygienist/Lab Tech: $179
Dental Assistant: $99
Sign-In: 5:30-6:00 pm (CST)
Course Starts: 6:00 pm (CST)
This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.
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NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.
LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.