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Dental Therapeutics: Adverse Drug Reactions, Antibiotics and Acute Pain Management in Dentistry

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


W. Choong Foong, BSc (Hons), PhD

Course Overview

Today, many dental patients are taking multiple prescribed and over-the-counter medications, herbal and supplement products. This program will review and update oral health care providers on pharmacotherapeutics in dentistry. This program utilizes clinical case scenarios to provide a scientifically based selection of pharmacological agents for the management of acute pain, chronic pain and oral-facial infections. This course will also provide an overview of pharmacotherapy in the geriatric population and highlight selected drugs and natural products that have potential adverse effects and drug interactions that are important to dental patient management.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will have an:

  • Update of drugs employed in both acute and chronic pain management in dentistry including the action, adverse effects, and drug interaction associated with local anesthetics, narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics and analgesic adjuvants
  • Update of antibiotics commonly employed in the management of oral facial infections, including the action, adverse effects, and drug interaction associated with these agents
  • Overview of the implications of common prescribed medications, OTC drugs, herbal and supplements on dental patient management
  • Overview of pharmacotherapy in the elderly patients


Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
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Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Dentists - $230; Allied - $125
UDM Alumni: Dentists - $207; Allied - $112.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

6 hours (Lecture)

This course meets the Michigan licensing requirement of at least one hour of continuing education in Pain and Symptom Management (required each renewal period for dentists and dental hygienists).

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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