This series of four lectures may be taken individually. Each lecture will require the participant to successfully complete the test in order to receive education credit for the lecture. We see it everyday: more and more medically compromised patients who expect, need, and want routine dental care. But their medical conditions are anything but routine! Dr. Mea Weinberg gives us the tools to help cope with the medically complex patient in this four lecture series. You may select and take any of the lectures; however, she has indicated the best way to take this series is in the order they are presented. She suggests that you begin with Lecture#1 and complete the course sequentially in order to best understand her message. There will be an exam at the end of each lecture.
The four lectures are:
Lecture #1 Adverse Drug Reactions vs Adverse Drug Events In this lecture she addresses the need to provide information that enhances the clinical and procedural knowledge of pharmacologic principles for the practicing Dentist. She also discusses the difference between Adverse Drug Reactions and Adverse Drug Events
Lecture #2 Dosing & Administration Challenges of Local Anesthetics in the Dental Practice In this lecture Dr. Weinberg addresses dosing and administration challenges of Local Anesthetics when you must consider the patient who may be medically compromised or may have complex dental histories.
Lecture #3 Principles of Drug Interactions in the Dental Practice In this lecture Dr. Weinberg discusses the need for consideration of patients with complex medical histories giving attention to patients who might have interactions of drugs with food, herbal supplements, other drugs and certain medical conditions. She also will address specific adverse drug interactions and their management.
Lecture #4 Medication Management in Dental Patients with Common Medical Conditions In this lecture Dr. Weinberg discusses the need to be familiar with the more commonly encountered medical conditions seen in the Dental Practice in order to avoid drug events. She addresses the need to understand the precautions and contraindications of administering epinephrine in local anesthetic solutions based on the medical history of the patient