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Pharmacology and Therapeutics

 
Vermont State Dental Society: Spotlight on Opioids
Member Price: $109.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $109.00
Course Created on: 03/29/2019
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Description:

Dedication:

This video is dedicated to the memory of Austin Eubanks who tragically passed away on May 18, 2019 and his family who have lost a great light. Austin’s traumatic experience as an injured survivor from the Columbine High School Shooting was the catalyst of a painful journey with opioid addiction.  Through his struggles he became an advocate for change, in helping others with addiction and providing a powerful message regarding the ever-growing opioid epidemic. The VSDS hopes you will continue to spread Austin’s message.

Course Summary:

This 2-hour Controlled Substance Opioid Education presentation includes a dramatic story of trauma, addiction, and the road to recovery told by Austin Eubanks, an injured survivor of the Columbine High School shooting. He uses his own struggle with addiction and eventual pathway to recovery to highlight issues in our policies, practices, and culture. His personal, professional, and parental expertise offers a poignant perspective on how our culture has manufactured what is now the worst public health crisis we’ve ever known. In addition to Austin’s presentation, there will be state healthcare leaders providing essential educational material to increase your knowledge as a healthcare provider relating to the current opioid crisis and patient safety.

This presentation meets the VT dental licensing requirement for opioid education (2CEUs).

Learning Objectives:

  • Create awareness of strategies to address substance abuse issues, including risk assessment, diversion, safe use, appropriate prescribing protocols, storage and disposal of controlled substances
  • Reframe the way we look at addiction to better understand our culture's desire to medicate
  • Present alternatives to opioids in managing pain
  • Explore the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities
  • To provide information on Vermont regulations and federal laws concerning the prescribing of opioid controlled substances
  • Understand best practices of using the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System

 

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Tobacco Policy, Pharmacotherapy, and Dentistry
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 11/23/2016
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Description:

During August, take 50% off this course with the promo code TREATALL50R

The course will discuss past, current, and possible future policies that deal with tobacco. The course will also inform participants about the use of pharmacotherapy as it applies to tobacco cessation and information about training opportunities for dental health professionals who wish to learn more about tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review past, current, and future directions of tobacco policy
  2. Explore current “OTC” nicotine delivery systems
  3. Compare OTC and Rx pharmacotherapies used with tobacco cessation including indication, utilization, and any precautions

TREATALL

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Pharmacotherapeutics for Dental Practitioners: Local Anesthetic Agents
Member Price: $98.00
CE Credit(s): 2
Retail Price: $138.00
Course Created on: 06/26/2014
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Description:

Updated in 2018

Introduce evidence-based information that will help with the selection of the most appropriate local anesthetic agent for the management of pain in the perioperative period.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic mechanisms of acute pain
  2. Discuss the pharmacology of  local anesthetic agents
  3. Discuss factors to be considered in the selection of a local anesthetic agent
  4. Discuss potential adverse drug events associated with the use of local anesthetic agents

Abstract:

 The most common complaint causing a person to seek the services of an oral health care provider is pain. Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Proper management of pain requires an understand¬ing of its complexity, an appreciation for the factors that determine its expression in the clinical setting, sound pharmacological strategies (local anesthesia) during the perioperative period, and implementation of  disease-modifying procedures (primary dental care).

Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Physiology of pain
    1. Activation of acute pain pathways
    2. Intrinsic modulation of nociception
    3. Role of the higher CNS in pain
  3. Pharmacology of local anesthetic agents
  4. Therapeutic considerations
    1. Topical anesthetic agents
    2. Lidocaine hydrochloride
    3. Mepivacaine hydrochloride
    4. Prilocaine hydrochloride
    5. Articaine hydrochloride
    6. Bupivacaine hydrochloride
  5. Adverse drug events
  6. Conclusion
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The Top 200 Prescription Drugs Part 1
Member Price: $49.00
CE Credit(s): 1
Retail Price: $69.00
Course Created on: 06/26/2014
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Description:

During August, take 50% off this course with the promo code TREATALL50R

Updated in 2018!

Introduce evidence-based knowledge essential for risk stratification of patients and for the developing oral healthcare strategies commensurate with the patients’ functional capacity.

Upon completion of this course the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of physical evaluation in risk assessment
  2. Discuss the concept of functional capacity and how to assess it in a clinical setting
  3. Discuss disease-related, treatment-related, and procedure-related variables

Abstract:

Our primary obligation and ultimate reasonability is the timely delivery of quality diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services, within the bounds of the clinical circumstances presented by patients. Consequently, we must possess knowledge and skills essential to determine the functional state of patients to undergo and respond to dental care. Diagnostic activities should be validated and focused  not only on identifying those problems that one cannot afford to miss but also to identify those patients with an increased likelihood of developing a disease and those who may experience an increase in disease severity or a medical emergency in the perioperative period.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction: Never Treat a Stranger
    1. Physical Evaluation
    2. Functional Capacity
  2. Hidden Risk Factors
    1. Disease-specific Risk Factors
    2. Treatment-specific Risk Factors
    3. Procedure-specific Risk Factors
  3. Conclusion

TREATALL

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Pharmacotherapeutics for Dental Practitioners: Analgesics Clinical Implications
Member Price: $147.00
CE Credit(s): 3
Retail Price: $207.00
Course Created on: 06/26/2014
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Description:

During August, take 50% off this course with the promo code TREATALL50R

Updated in 2018!

Introduce evidence-based information that will help with the selection of the most appropriate analgesic for the management of pain in the postoperative period.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the basic mechanisms of acute pain
  2. Discuss the pharmacology of analgesics
  3. Discuss factors to be considered in the selection of analgesics
  4. Discuss potential adverse drug events associated with the use of analgesics

Abstract:

The most common complaint causing a person to seek the services of an oral health care provider is pain. Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Proper management of pain requires an understand¬ing of its complexity, an appreciation for the factors that determine its expression in the clinical setting, the implementation of disease-modifying procedures (primary dental care) and sound pharmacological strategies (analgesia) in the postoperative period.

Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Physiology of pain
  3. Activation of acute pain pathways
  4. Intrinsic modulation of nociception
  5. Role of the higher CNS in pain
  6. Pharmacology of analgesics
  7. Therapeutic considerations
  8. NSAIDs
  9. Acetaminophen
  10. Opioid agonists
  11. Adverse drug events
  12. Conclusion

TREATALL

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The Top 200 Prescription Drugs Part 3
Member Price: $147.00
CE Credit(s): 3
Retail Price: $207.00
Course Created on: 06/26/2014
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=64|22590
Description:

During August, take 50% off this course with the promo code TREATALL50R

Updated in 2018!

Introduce evidence-based knowledge essential for risk stratification and dental management of patients with endocrine disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the medical management of patients with endocrine disorders predicated on the top 200 prescription drugs
  2. Discuss disease-related, treatment-related, and procedure-related variables
  3. Develop therapeutic strategies predicated on the patient’s ability to undergo and respond to dental care

Abstract:

Our primary obligation and ultimate reasonability is the timely delivery of quality diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services, within the bounds of the clinical circumstances presented by patients. Consequently, we must possess knowledge and skills essential to determine the functional state of patients to undergo and respond to dental care. Diagnostic activities should be validated and focused  not only on identifying those problems that one cannot afford to miss but also to identify those patients with an increased likelihood of developing a disease and those who may experience an increase in disease severity or a medical emergency in the perioperative period.

Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Endocrine agents in the Top 200 Drugs
    1. Mechanisms of action
    2. Clinical indications
    3. Adverse drug effects
  3. Endocrine disorders predicated on the Top 200 Drugs
  4. Risk stratification and dental management of patients
    1. Disease-specific risk factors
    2. Treatment-specific risk factors
    3. Procedure-specific risk factors
  5. Conclusion

TREATALL

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Pharmacotherapeutics for Dental Practitioners: Antibacterial Agents
Member Price: $196.00
CE Credit(s): 4
Retail Price: $276.00
Course Created on: 06/26/2014
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=80|28330
Description:

During August, take 50% off this course with the promo code TREATALL50R

Updated in 2018!

Introduce evidence-based information that will help with the selection of the most appropriate antibacterial agent for the management of an odontogenic infection.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the etiology of odontogenic infections 
  2. Discuss the pharmacology of  antibacterial agents
  3. Discuss factors to be considered in the selection of an antibacterial agent
  4. Discuss potential adverse drug events associated with the use of antibacterial agents

Abstract:

Most odontogenic infections are polymicrobial. The number of isolated strains ranges from 1 to 10 with an average number of approximately 4 isolates per infection.  Ultimately, facultative gram-positive and gram-negative cocci and bacilli; and anaerobic gram-positive and gram-negative cocci and bacilli predominate in all types of odontogenic infections. Most odontogenic infections can be resolved satisfactorily through debridement (primary dental care). When antibacterial chemotherapy is indicated, the drug of choice should be either the most effective drug against the infective pathogens or the least toxic alternative among several available agents.

Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Microbiology of odontogenic infections
  3. Pharmacology of antibacterial agents 
  4. Therapeutic considerations
    1. Primary line of treatment
    2. Secondary line of treatment
    3. Tertiary line of treatment
    4. Antibacterial prophylaxis
  5. Adverse drug events
  6. Conclusion

TREATALL

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The Top 200 Prescription Drugs Part 2
Member Price: $196.00
CE Credit(s): 4
Retail Price: $276.00
Course Created on: 06/26/2014
/education/ViewCourse.aspx?id=86|32484
Description:

During August, take 50% off this course with the promo code TREATALL50R

Updated for 2018

Our primary obligation and ultimate reasonability is the timely delivery of quality diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services, within the bounds of the clinical circumstances presented by patients. Consequently, we must possess knowledge and skills essential to determine the functional state of patients to undergo and respond to dental care. Diagnostic activities should be validated and focused  not only on identifying those problems that one cannot afford to miss but also to identify those patients with an increased likelihood of developing a disease and those who may experience an increase in disease severity or a medical emergency in the perioperative period.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the medical management of patients with cardiovascular diseases predicated on the top 200 prescription drugs
  2. Discuss disease-related, treatment-related, and procedure-related variables
  3. Develop therapeutic strategies predicated on the patient’s ability to undergo and respond to dental care

Abstract:

Introduce evidence-based knowledge essential for risk stratification and dental management of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

 

Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Cardiovascular drugs in the Top 200 Drugs
    1. Mechanisms of action
    2. Clinical indications
    3. Adverse drug effects
  3. Cardiovascular diagnoses predicated on the Top 200 Drugs
  4. Risk stratification and dental management of patients
    1. Disease-specific risk factors
    2. Treatment-specific risk factors
    3. Procedure-specific risk factors
  5. Conclusion

TREATALL

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