Aim: To improve management of patient medications before and after dental procedures
Approximately 50% of commonly used medicines can negatively impact on dental procedures. Unfortunately, dentists have received little training in perioperative medicines management. As a result, there is a tendency to focus on the famous drugs such as bisphosphonates and anticoagulants, rely on memorised protocols and seek advice from general medical practitioners, who don’t have much training either. For the benefit of the patient and the dentist, there are many ways in which this process can be improved. In this seminar, Dr Moses will discuss the fundamental role of a comprehensive medication history and the wide range of medicines that require perioperative management, ranging from diabetes medicines to immune-modulating monoclonal antibodies. Taking a case-based approach, she will demonstrate which drug to focus on, where to find appropriate guidelines including Therapeutic Guidelines-Oral and Dental, how to monitor for perioperative adverse drug effects, and how to recommence medicines post-operatively.
At the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to
- Know how to take a comprehensive medication history and why.
- Recognise which medicines cause perioperative adverse effects.
- Select which medicines to suspend, when and how.
- Access appropriate evidence to perioperative medicines management.
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.
ADA Member Dentist - $275
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $175
Non-Member Dentist - $360
3 Scientific hours
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