Florida Dental Convention
Medications and Dental Care for Your Older Patients
Course code: C62
Start time: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00 PM
End time: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
Room: SUN 1-2
Recommended Participants: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Administrative Staff, Dental Student
CE Hours: 3.00
Track: PHARMACOLOGY

Speaker: Dr. Pamela Sims, Pharm.D, PhD, Pamela J Sims, PharmD, PhD, Inc.

About the speaker: Pharmaceutical degree, Mercer University; Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder; professor of pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical, social and administrative science department, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

I nor any members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with any commercial entities that may be relevant during this presentation.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

REGISTRATION CATEGORY 

 EARLY 4/5 

 REGULAR 

 ONSITE 6/15 

DENTIST - FDA/ADA MEMBER

$65

$75

$85

NON-MEMBER DENTIST

$70

$80

$90

TEAM MEMBER 

$45

$55

$65

DENTAL STUDENT

$45 $55 $65

Description:
Older patients take more medications to treat a variety of conditions and diseases than younger adult patients. Many of these medications can affect and/or interact with the dental treatment of the older patient. Dr. Sims will review age-related changes that can affect drug therapy. She will provide a summary of medications used to treat conditions common to older adults and emphasize the effect those medications have on oral health and other conditions. In addition, she will identify important adverse drug effects and potential drug interactions of those medications with dental care.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • describe age-related pharmacokinetic changes and their effect on drug therapy.
  • recognize the mechanisms of drug interactions.
  • evaluate how age-related changes in systems or receptors alter the effects of medications.
  • review the pharmacologic classes of medications used to treat chronic diseases in older patients.
  • identify the effects those medications have on oral health or dental care.
  • recognize the potential for and strategies to reduce the adverse consequences of the interaction of dental drugs and treatment with patients’ chronic medications.







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