Pharmocology Update for Dentistry
Pharmacology is a subject matter that all dentists learned while in their respected dental health-related school. The scope of pharmacology is quite extensive and constantly evolving. Dentists must stay current with medications because their patients are taking numerous ones as well as possible side effects that could occur with dental treatment. Dentists should recognize if prescribed medications for dental treatment could have an adverse drug reaction. This comprehensive lecture consists of different medication categories dedicated to the Dentist as a broad overview and review of medication classifications, drug interaction, adverse drug reactions and their implications for dental patients and treatment. All members of the dental team would benefit from a pharmacology lecture like this due to their daily interaction and treatment with patients.
Dentists review medical histories with patients, which many will have a plethora of medications they are taking for medical conditions. The dentist should have thorough understanding and knowledge about these medications that a patient may need or may already be taking so best practices can be in place. Communication is invaluable in alerting other dental team members to possible interactions that could affect the patient’s health due to medication(s) they are on.
The knowledge and understanding of pharmacology can be indispensable for the dentist so as to divert any potential adverse reactions or medical crisis in the dental office. Medications are frequently being approved within the market and it can be a very daunting task to stay current in the field of pharmacology. Staying current and knowledgeable is critically important for the Dental Hist.
Dentists should take an active role in staying current with new drug approvals in order to know any contraindications. Being familiar with the commonly prescribed medications will arm the dentist with critical drug knowledge needed in the treatment of many of their patients.
PharmaDMD will be that source which aids them in new drug approvals as well as various medication categories and adverse drug reactions.
PharmaDMD will be updated on an annual basis. The New Medication Alert for Dentistry (NMAD) will be an information document on new drug approvals which will be emailed to the dentist as soon as the drug is approved. It will list trade/generic name along with indications as well as dental implications. On average, about 50(fifty) new drugs are approved every year. NMAD will assist the dentist in staying up-to-date on new drugs that are released throughout each year. 30 hours of Continuing Education credit will be given upon successful completion and passing of test questions with each category.
What is PharmaDOCS?
- ADVERSE DRUG INTERACTIONS
- MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PATIENTS
- PATIENTS ON MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS
- OVERWHELMED WITH NEW MEDICATIONS BEING APPROVED
PharmaDOCS is the only bi-weekly webcast bringing you updates on pharmacology, drug to drug interactions, drug recalls and new drugs that impact your daily practice of dentistry from active practicing dentists like yourself. An Adverse Drug Interaction can most definitely happen in the dental office! You and your staff could find yourselves facing a life-threatening medical emergency due to it. Are you ready for that? Ready to rescue your patient?
PharmaDOCS wants you to know the drugs your patients are taking to prevent errors, emergencies, mishaps, and malpractice/litigation. Dentists educating Dentists!
When Does It Take Place?
Every 2 weeks, beginning October 28, 2021, Drs. John Roberson and Jay Reznick, practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons, will discuss new drug releases, new warnings and anecdotal tidbits from their practices. The webcast starts at 5:00 pm PST (8:00 pm EST). The discussions will be 15-20 minutes in length, so that doctors have a minimal time commitment to join us for each very pertinent and important webcast.
Meet the Docs
Dr. Roberson is a native of Hattiesburg, MS. He obtained his dental doctorate at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Dr. Roberson performed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His training included dentoalveolar surgery, anesthesia, implants, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, reconstructive surgery, TMJ, oral medicine & pathology, cleft lip & palate surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation. He is a member of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and several other Dental Associations. He lectures and authors on the subject of medical emergency preparedness, sedation emergency preparedness and emergency drugs. He has authored a book, published over 100 articles on the subject, numerous online courses devoted to the subject.
Dr. Reznick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his undergraduate Biology degree from CAL-Berkeley, Dental degree from Tufts University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He did his internship in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center.
Dr. Reznick was one of the first North American adopters of fully-guided, prosthetically-based implant surgery and was the first specialist in the U.S. to integrate CBCT and CAD/CAM in his practice. He has taught dentists about basic and advanced implant dentistry, surgery, and 3D digital technology for the last 2 decades. Dr. Reznick has published extensively in the dental and medical literature. He lectures frequently at dental meetings and educational conferences, as well as giving live training courses to dentists from all over the world.
Dr. Reznick is one of the Founders of the website OnlineOralSurgery.com, which educates practicing dentists in basic and advanced oral surgery techniques. Dr. Reznick is also a consultant to a number of manufacturers and suppliers of dental and surgical instruments and equipment, and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of a number of dental journals. He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in Tarzana, California. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.