Drug Interactions Dentists Must Know

Drug Interactions Dentists Must Know
This lecture is designed for Dentists.

Course Overview

Administration of more than one drug at a time is a frequent event. It can occur simply by taking a medicine with a cup of coffee or in the complicated context of a person on multiple medicines per day. Even though dentists prescribe a narrow range of medicines, how often do you really assess the compatibility of these with the medicines the patient is already on? Do you investigate the interaction of these medicines with food, herbal medicines, vitamins or fruit juices?  What resources do you use to investigate drug interactions?

In this presentation A/Prof Moses will provide an overview of the current concepts in drug interactions and the clinically relevant interactions with drugs used in dentistry. Interactions with fruit juices (way beyond grapefruit juice) and complementary medicines will also be discussed. 

This presentation will help you unravel the mysteries of drug interactions and show you how to determine which interactions to worry about and which can be ignored. Topics covered include:

  • Drug-drug and drug-disease interactions.
  • Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions.
  • Drugs which affect NSAIDs, paracetamol, codeine, antibiotics and local anaesthetics.
  • Interactions with fruit juice, smoking, alcohol, complementary medicines.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to

  • Understand the value of analysing interactions as dynamic vs kinetic
  • Be familiar with CYP, OAT-P , P-gp, BCRP and UGT interactions
  • Manage frequently encountered  interactions with dentistry
  • Know which resources provide most valuable information on drug interactions 

Presenter biography

Associate Professor Geraldine Moses AM
BPharm DClinPharm Adv.Prac.Pharm

Dr Geraldine Moses is a clinical pharmacist specialised in Medicines Information who provides the national advisory service called Pharma-Advice to members of the Australian Dental Association. She holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and teaches post-graduate courses for the Dental School at University of Sydney. She also consults to other organisations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, NPS MedicineWise and the New Zealand Dental Association. She was a member of the expert writing group for the most recent edition of Therapeutic Guidelines- Oral and Dental. In 2019, she was honoured to be recognised in the Australia Day Awards as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to medicine and the community as a pharmacist, through her advisory and educational roles.

Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $330
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $220
Non-Member Dentist - $475


CPD Points

6 Scientific hours

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10/22/2021 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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