The Art of Dental Therapeutics – Modern Dental Pharmacology

Peter Jacobsen, DDS, PhD

Friday, October 11, 2013

University of Washington
Alder Hall Auditorium
1315 NE Campus Pkwy
Seattle, Washington 98105

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and office staff.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until October 9 (after, $10 more)
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

What is the best of the new antifungals for yeast infections? Can antiviral drugs be used prophylactically for herpes infections? What is the current recommended regime for sinus infections? Is penicillin still the best drug for oral infections? A dentist makes an average of 5-10 drug prescribing decisions a week. This course will be a concise, informative, and entertaining update on the drugs of choice and related techniques for the treatment of infections, and the control of pain and anxiety necessary in modern dentistry. The course focuses on clinically relevant information that is immediately useable in the dental practice.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Choose the most current, effective topical and systemic antiviral drugs for patients with herpes virus infections.
  • Decide on the first, second, and third drugs of choice for oral infections.
  • Explain the newest drugs for fungal infections, aphthous ulcers, sinusitis, and other oral cavity/head and neck problems.
  • Discuss the most current (2007) guidelines for heart and total joint prophylaxis.
  • Determine when pharmacologic instructions and/or treatments are appropriate for periodontal disease, endodontic procedures, procedures likely to cause pain and other dental problems or procedures.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of pain medication and the best trial of medication to prevent pain before it starts.
  • Say that you had fun, learned some stuff, and thought the course was entertaining and worth the time spent. At least that is an objective Dr. Jacobsen says he has for you and the course.


Dr. JacobsenPETER JACOBSEN lectures extensively in Dental Pharmacology as well as Over-the-Counter Dental Drugs and Products. He also presents on the topic of the Dental Management of Medically Complex patients. His information is practical and clinically relevant for dentists as well as dental hygienists. Dr. Jacobsen has a national reputation for being very entertaining, making his presentations lively and enjoyable.

Dr. Jacobsen’s Ph.D. is in Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology and he directed the Oral Medicine Clinic at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for over 25 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and past Chairperson of the Council on Dental Therapeutics of the ADA. Eight years in a row he has been named as one of the, Leaders in Continuing Education, by Dentistry Today magazine. He also received the 1999 Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He writes the Dental Drug Booklet, a succinct handout and reference on commonly prescribed dental medications.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

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