The most common drug classes used to treat these illnesses are highlighted. Indications for treatment, drug mechanisms of action, and potential side effects are reviewed in this *interactive webinar. An emphasis on implications for dental treatment is covered in depth. Medications possibly affecting the oral cavity are also be discussed.
Course Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Understand the most common Illness our patients have.
- Understand the most common medications our dental patients take.
- Understand the mechanism of action for commonly prescribed medications.
- Recognize medication side effects that may be observed in the oral cavity.
- Recognize the medications that may cause a change in the way we treat a given patient.
- Recognize possible medication interactions, reactions, and complications.
Original date: 3/23/21, Expiry date: 3/23/24
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Petito received his DDS from the University of Maryland and his MD from the University of Connecticut. After completing an internship in General Surgery, he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a fellowship in Orthognathic and Reconstructive Jaw Surgery. He is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology. He holds Fellowship status in The American College of Surgeons and The American College of Dentists. Dr. Petito served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown Medical School, and the Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He retired from Hospital practice in 2016, after 18 years. He currently practices office based oral surgery, with emphasis on anesthesia, dental implantology, and oral medicine.
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.
*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.