Pharmacology Update 2014


CE Hours: 3 Lecture
Bradford M. Towne, DMD, clinical assistant professor, department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and director,OMS ambulatory care operations, Boston Medical Center
Pharmacology 2014 is a comprehensive review and update of pharmaceuticals that dentists should be aware of when treating their patients. Developments in medical management of chronic disease continue to rapidly evolve as drug companies rush to compete in this lucrative market. These developments can have a significant impact on the way in which dentists treat their patients. Staying abreast of these developing trends will benefit the dentist in insuring that they provide the highest quality and safest care possible.

New generation blood thinners New generation osteoporosis/osteopenia drugs HARRT therapy for HIV patients and it’s implication for dental treatment Newest generation opioid/narcotic drugs, benefits, use, abuse and alternatives and use of the MAP monitoring program Drugs we never think about-OTC herbal and naturopathic supplements and therapeutics

• Identify the new generation blood thinners and be able to modify dental treatment accordingly
 • Be aware of the new generation osteoporosis/osteopenia drugs and be able to modify dental treatment accordingly
 • Identify patients undergoing HARRT therapy, understand how the drugs work and the impact on dental therapy
 • Understand the new generation opioid/narcotic pain medications and their role in dental pain management
 • Know some commonly used herbal supplements and naturopathic medications and the potential impact on dental treatment

Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist


Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date.


  • Where

  • Massachusetts Dental Society
    Two Willow Street
    Suite 202
    Southboro, Massachusetts 01745

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