Essential Pharmacology for the Whole Dental Team
3 hours live credit - counts toward DEA 8-hour mandatory training
Instructor: Tom Viola, R.Ph., CCP
The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to their patients. This program will present an overview of dental pharmacology so that dental practitioners will be aware of those agents commonly used in the practice of dentistry, including local anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, and other anti-infectives, whose actions, effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact the treatment of systemic disease. As referred to in the recent DEA requirements, special emphasis will be given to aspects of the safe pharmacological management of dental pain and screening, brief intervention, and referral for appropriate treatment of patients with or at risk of developing opioid and other substance use disorders.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Discuss local anesthetic agents with respect to their mechanism of action, adverse effects, and contraindications
- Describe the pharmacology of opioid and non-opioid analgesics.
- Examine the pharmacology of antibacterial agents commonly used in dentistry and their clinical considerations.
- Discuss aspects of the safe pharmacological management of dental pain and screening, brief intervention, and referral for appropriate treatment of patients with or at risk of developing opioid and other substance use disorders
About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars
A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Tom Viola - No relevant financial relationship to report Education
Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report
Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.