This program is a great overview of very important topics affecting the dental team.
You will be treating patients with these disorders. It is essential to understand the patient’s:
Medical History – Medications – Treatment Guidelines – Modifications as necessary
Anticipate possible problems during care!!
Avoiding Adverse Drug Events–Prescription Writing and Principles of Pharmacology—(Pharmacodynamics-Pharmacokinetics)
- Avoiding Adverse Drug Events (ADE) The dentist should have a basic understanding of the principles of PD and PK risks when providing dental care and writing prescriptions. ADE – The lecture will provide an explanation of what ADE’s are physiologically (immune, non-immune), how a prescription can cause an ADE and considerations to avoid an ADE when prescribing
- Prescription Writing in dentistry although done much less than by physicians, is today a serious consideration
- New medications with FDA approval
- Continuing FDA changes in medication side effects and risks
- Aging population: poor ability to handle medications due to altered Pharmacodynamics (PD) + Pharmacokinetics (PK)
- Aging population with medical issues and taking multiple medications with a risk of increased drug interactions
- The Pharmacodynamics-Pharmacokinetics
Presentation will review what the effect of medication is on the body, and how the body handles the medication.
Bleeding and Clotting – Understanding the Basics:
Learning Objectives: Updated Physiology of Platelet Function – Clot Formation – Patient Assessment – Prolonged Bleeding
* Hemostasis: Hematologic system’s response to injury – be updated on the latest science of how blood clots.
* Guidelines: Assessing & managing patients on anti- platelet and anticoagulant medications-the “blood thinners.”
- Blood studies that are necessary to avoid problems with patients who may be at risk.
- Interpreting these blood studies to avoid complications.
- Bleeding considerations for patients with liver and kidney disease
- Physician communication.
* The NEW “Blood Thinners” your patients take –anti-platelet and anti-coagulant – how they affect coagulation and what are the current guidelines in dental practice to avoid bleeding problems
This program has useful information and is highly recommended for every dental team member.
Credits: 6 CEU’s [AGD Codes: 016+134+754] [Includes a Complimentary LUNCH]
Instructor: Dr. Harold V. Cohen: Dr. Cohen is currently a Professor Emeritus at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Newark, NJ. His previous position was Acting Division Director, Oral Medicine/Department of Diagnostic Sciences. For many years he ran a private general dental practice in Old Bridge, NJ with an adjunctive focus on Orofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders. In his past role at Rutgers Dental, he oversaw dental care of medically complex patients. He now has significant interests centering on immunology and genetics, which will be significant dental and medical diagnostic and treatment considerations in the future