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Donaldson - Session 1: “Pharmacology 101: Interesting and Useful Pharmacology!”

  • Tue, Mar 02, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 8:00 PM

Welcome to this four-part lecture series designed to illustrate how uniting the medical, dental, and pharmaceutical fields ultimately leads to “Better Medicine, Better Dentistry.” 

Providing dental care to anxious, fearful and medically-complex patients continues to be a major challenge facing dentists. Despite advances in management techniques and treatment delivery, patients' preexisting opinions and experiences contribute to dental anxiety, fear and avoidance.

Feelings of apprehension create psychological obstacles that prevent dental patients from seeking and receiving care and once they do, the dentist is then faced with treating their oral health needs in the face of multiple chronic diseases, medications and herbal supplements. The simple approach to, “drilling and filling” has just been cranked up a few more notches.

Dr. Mark Donaldson on Dental Therapeutics (4 part series on 3/2, 3/9, Break, 3/23. 3/20)

  1. When: Starting Mar 2, 2021 6:00 PM (All 4 days)
  2. Donaldson - Registration (Once for All 4 Courses)

ONE REGISTSTION for all 4 Sessions; Complimentary to Members – just use the registration portal. Non-members or members wishing to register their team please contact SKCDS first: $30 for Staff, $100 for Non-Member contact Sandra at Sandra@skcds.com

Session 1: “Pharmacology 101: Interesting and Useful Pharmacology!”

This interactive program will address a number of these concerns with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant's questions are addressed. Most importantly, you will learn implementable strategies to successfully treat medically complex patients on Monday morning; after all, our goal is to make sure all dental appointments are not just successful for your patient, but also for you and your staff.

This course cements the building blocks to become a better prescriber and a better clinician. The goal of making dental pharmacology interesting and useful at chairside starting on Monday morning will be emphasized. The clinical significance of bioavailability, half-life of medications, and other pharmacology terms which can affect dental treatment are highlighted.  Finally, advances in prescribing as a result of human genome mapping are simply described since, yes, this will make you a better prescriber.

Objectives to be covered:

  • Discuss the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Understand the clinical significance of bioavailability and half-life.
  • Learn how to match the right drug at the right dose to the right patient and the right procedure.
  • Recognize physiological changes in our older patients which should change your prescribing practices.
  • Appreciate the future of medication prescribing since the advent of pharmacogenomics.
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