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Adverse Effects and Interactions of Drugs

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Saturday, July 30, 2011


W. Choong Foong, BSc (Hons), PhD

Course Overview

Prescription, nonprescription, social, and street drugs as well as herbal (natural) products have potential adverse effects. These drugs and herbal products when taken concurrently may have potential adverse drug interactions. Knowledge and recognition of potential adverse drug reactions and drug interactions is essential when providing dental care to patients who are on multiple medications.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Reference different drug information sources (PDR, USP-DI, Dental Drugs, etc.)
  • Understand the general mechanisms of drug interactions
  • Be cognizant of common adverse drug reactions of dental drugs (antibiotics, antifungal and antiviral agents, local anesthetics and epinephrine, analgesics and anxiolytic agents)
  • Be cognizant of clinically significant drug interactions between commonly prescribe dental drugs and other medications


Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI
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One Course/Both Courses - Dentist - $150/260; Allied - $80/125 (includes continental breakfast each day).


9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

3 hours (Lecture)

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

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 this hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same day cancellations or no-shows.

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