KNOW YOUR PATIENTS' MEDICATIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON DENTAL TREATMENT
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
For those who currently hold a DEA Registration and are seeking PA Dental License Renewal, this course fulfills the mandatory two hours of education required in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids under PA ACT 124.
- TIME: 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
- AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH, DA, EFDA, Management
- CE UNITS: 6.0
- LECTURE #: 011
- AGD CODE: 340
- MODERATORS: Dr. Lauri Passeri and Dr. Amy Farrell
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 medications are more likely to cause violent behavior and others can cause a "burning mouth syndrome" and in fact, others may cause sexual dysfunction. Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with an orthopedic prostheses? How can I minimize prescribing opioid medications for post-operative pain? What is the new FDA warning about codeine and Tramadol in children?
This presentation includes the indications, contraindications, and side effects of the most common physician- prescribed medications. These medications represent one third of all prescriptions and familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understanding prescription, OTC medications, and foods that could adversely interact with dental drugs
- What oral side effects may be caused by medications
- When not to prescribe NSAIDs
- The impact of medical marijuana on your dental practice
- How to manage patients taking some of the newer anticoagulant medications
- Indications and contraindications of opiate analgesic
- Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis
ADA Members Outside of Second District: $260
Non-ADA Member: $360
HAROLD CROSSLEY, DDS, MS, PHD
Harold Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD, is 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. His areas of expertise include the pharmacology of street drugs and chemical dependency. He was the recipient of the 2008 Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition award presented by the Chicago Dental Society and the recipient of the 2012 Award of Distinction presented by the Academy of Dentistry International for his efforts in Continuing Dental Education. He has been a consultant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies since 1974. Drawing on this unique background, Dr. Crossley has become nationally and internationally recognized as an expert on street drugs and chemical dependency as well as the clinical pharmacology of dental drugs.