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    Herbal-Drug Interactions Important in Dentistry

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0790  

    Release Date: November 2, 2016

    Expiration Date: November 1, 2019


    In the United States and Europe, over-the-counter natural herb products constitute a rapidly growing market, having joined prescription and over-the-counter medicines that were originally derived from herbs. Interest in herbal medicine has been facilitated by multiple factors, including the perception that pharmaceutical medications are expensive, overprescribed, and often dangerous. Alternatively, herbal medicines are often perceived as being “natural,” and therefore safe.

    Herbal medicines now fall into the category of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). With the increasing popularity of CAMs, a new issue has arisen: herbal-drug interactions. Oral healthcare professionals must be aware not only of these products’ effects and advantageous synergies, but also of their side effects and possible or probable adverse drug reactions.

    This basic-level course describes the prevalence and risk for interactions involving herbal medicines and lists the herbal medications and drugs of greatest concern to dental professionals. A stoplight approach to risk assessment is discussed and a general strategy to avoid the most common herbal-drug interactions is suggested. Critical patient populations (including women who are pregnant or breast feeding) are emphasized and specific herbal-drug interactions that can lead to increased bleeding, decreased blood glucose levels, and sedation changes are discussed. 




    AGD Subject Code: 016

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


    Premedication for Dental Procedures, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0778  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: August 26, 2016

    Expiration Date: August 25, 2019


    Dental professionals are routinely involved with the selection and prescription of antibiotics to either therapeutically manage an existing orofacial infection or prevent an infection prophylactically. The three major prophylactic uses of antimicrobial agents in the practice of dentistry are: prophylaxis in patients at risk for development of infective endocarditis (IE), prophylaxis in orthopedic patients, and prophylaxis in patients with compromised immune systems caused by certain diseases or medications.

    This intermediate-level course reviews the pharmacology of antimicrobial agents and presents current guidelines and therapeutic choices to optimize antibiotic prescribing practices. The course addresses the differences among antibiotics typically prescribed for orofacial infections and the selection and timing of appropriate prophylactic antibiotics for special populations such as orthopedic, cardiac, and immunosuppressed patients. The principles learned are directly applicable to the appropriate selection of antimicrobial therapy for the pregnant or breast-feeding patient and assist in recognizing those patients with a significant allergic history and determining how to best, and safely, treat them.




    AGD Subject Code: 344

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
    This course shares overlapping content with, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Three Drug Classes Every Dentist Should Know: Antibiotics, Analgesics, and Local Anesthetics - Module I: Antibiotics (L0713).


    Pharmacological Agents Commonly Used in Dental Practice: A Review of Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, and Precautions, 2nd Edition

    Price: $49.95 
    Item # L0802  

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    Review Date: December 27, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 26, 2019


    While new medications continue to come on the market to treat disease, the typical drug armamentarium for practicing oral healthcare professionals (OHCPs) continues to be fairly limited, in keeping with the old adage “Simple is best.” In fact, dental prescribers tend to rely on just five classes of medications to routinely aid in the delivery of excellent oral health care: analgesics and anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, local anesthetics, sedatives, and emergency medications. Even so, the importance of keeping up to date, even when considering just a handful of medications, can be a challenge given the myriad other medications or herbal supplements patients may be taking outside of their dental visit. To avoid potential drug interactions and ensure patient safety, it is especially important to be knowledgeable about the mechanism of action of these medications, their side effects, adverse reactions, precautions, and any special dental considerations related to their use.

    This intermediate-level course reviews the pharmacology and indications for use of the most common medications employed in dentistry. It addresses the pharmacology, side effects, adverse reactions, precautions, and any special dental considerations related to the use of the medications most frequently employed in dentistry. This course will also fill gaps in knowledge concerning patient selection, contraindications, and appropriate administration in certain special populations requiring advanced consideration. The principles learned will be directly applicable in determining the most suitable approach for drug selection and prescribing and will help address patient and staff concerns around potential risks. Information presented in this course should be considered essential knowledge for all dental professionals, both seasoned and newly credentialed.


    AGD Subject Code: 016
    Western Schools designates this activity for 5 continuing education credits.


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