The purpose of this course is to provide oral health care professionals with current information about the assessment, treatment and management of clients taking selected herbal supplements. Specific course content will focus on indications and contraindications for the use of herbal medications. Oral side effects associated with these medications will be discussed. Drug/herb interactions of significance to dentistry, as well as risk assessment and risk reduction strategies will be reviewed. Participants will also learn about new research related to use of antioxidants and probiotics for various oral indications. Participants will learn important considerations when making recommendations for use of these products to their patients.
Dr. Spolarich's extensive career in pharmacology began years ago: combined with her dental hygiene background she will deliver an outstanding presentation. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 850 lectures and has over 90 professional publications.
She is Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California; an Adjunct Professor and course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health; and a Clinical Instructor on the Dean's Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School. Ann is also an independent educational and research consultant, and practices dental hygience part-time, specializing in geriatrics.
Topics and Objectives:
The participant should be able to understand the pharmacology of supplements and understand the mechanisms of drug/herbal interactions significant to dentistry.
AGD Codes: 016: Pharmacotherapeutics, 014: Biochemistry, 018: Physiology, 742: Medical Health History/Factor, 150: Nutrition
4 Hours Continuing Education Provided with Continental Breakfast
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The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.
In 1996, the College of Dentistry entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
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