Drugs in Dentistry – including Herbal and Natural Products: Pharmacology
This course reviews the latest information on conventional drugs, herbal supplements and nutraceuticals that have an impact on dental and dental hygiene practice. Discussion includes: new medical drugs; new intranasal ketorolac (Sprix); OTC ibuprofen-acetaminophen combination; the latest 2012 Agency guidelines for cardioprotective aspirin use in men and women; the new 2011 ADA guidelines for management of drug induced osteonecrosis of the jawbone; antibiotic update including joint prosthesis prophylaxis as of December 2012; antidepressant update; and four newly-approved blood thinners to replace Plavix and Coumadin.
The course also discusses herbal supplements, free radicals, reactive oxygen species, antioxidants, chocolate, red wine, acai, pomegranate, bioflavonoids, Co-Q-10, and dental herbal products. The course reviews medical concerns about herbals, including those that cause bleeding. The discussion includes the latest update on chondroitin and glucosamine/ MSM. Nutraceuticals, foods and their medical uses are discussed including, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. The latest news on CRP levels and the risk of heart attack; how to elevate good cholesterol; and the different benefits of moderate alcohol consumption in males and females. Finally, what supplements to take for maximum health.
- Describe the latest guidelines on antibiotic use, analgesic use; management of drug-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw; antibiotic prophylaxis of joint prosthesis patients
- List the important antioxidants and herbal supplements and compare their health benefits
- List the most recent findings on cardioprotective aspirin and the management of patients on Pradaxa and other new blood thinners
- Describe the new findings on omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D supplements, moderate alcohol consumption; describe the relationship between CRP, periodontal disease and risk of heart attack
- Richard L Wynn, Ph.D. Faculty Website
Continuing Education Units
- 8 contact hours. Lecture
- Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, front office personnel
|Participant||Regular Fee||Early Bird Fee|
|(Expires 1 month before course date)|
|Dates||Location||Course #||AGD #|
|September 13, 2014 (Saturday)||TBD||150026||016||Register Online|