“It’s (Medically) Complicated!” : Essential Pharmacology and Oral-Systemic Health Guidelines for the Dental Hygienist Treating Medically Complex Dental Patients
Date & Time
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Dental hygienists must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology for optimal care of today’s medically complex dental patients. However, armed with relatively brief exposure to such a vast subject during formal education and faced with ever-changing disease state management protocols, many dental hygienists simply cannot keep up with the latest in oral-systemic health guidelines. This program will provide an overview of the oral-systemic health implications of the prescription medications, non-prescription medications, herbal products, nutritional supplements and substances of abuse most frequently used by patients. Special emphasis will be given to delivering this essential information in a format which makes it practical and useful in the daily practice of the dental hygienist.