Jul 12, 2024  
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[10 Credits]
This course will provide instruction in prescription writing along with diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of oral diseases. Also, the course will discuss the practical aspects of clinical pharmacology. The major classes of drugs (antibiotics, analgesics, sedatives, etc.) employed by the practicing dentists will be discussed with the emphasis on correct selection, dosage, duration, action and interaction. In addition, the major classes of drugs that a compromised patient may be taking (cardiovascular, endocrine, psychotherapeutic, etc.) will also receive attention stressing possible interaction with the commonly prescribed dental drugs. At least one lecture session will be devoted to those drugs somewhat unique in the dental profession, such as fluorides, topical steroids for mucosal disease and local anesthetics. (Department of Comprehensive Dentistry)