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Continuing Dental Education

Alternative Medicine for the Dental Healthcare Provider – a live webinar

Pamela Alberto, DMD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

In the early 1900’s Herbal Supplements were the hallmark of the pharmaceutical industry. About 67% of all medicine listed in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) were botanicals. Now only 2% of all entries in the USP are botanicals. With the cost of rising health care, and a shift towards self-medicating, the consumer demand for 100% natural products has increased dramatically. This Course will review the most common/y used herbs and natural substances. It will also provide you with information on drug herb interactions and unsafe herbs and natural supplements.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the differences between Holistic and Complementary Medicine.
  • Know the definition of Herbal supplements
  • Understand the science behind the herbal and natural supplements
  • Recognize herbal/ drug interactions


Dr. Pamela AlbertoDr. Pamela Alberto is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She was formerly the Director of Predoctoral Surgery and the Assistant Dean of Predoctoral Education at New Jersey Dental School. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Forensic Dentistry, American Board of Forensic Medicine, Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry. She is a member of the International Society of Plastics, Anesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery, New Jersey Dental Association and American Dental Association. She is a Diplomate in the College of Dentistry in the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Alberto currently lectures nationally and internationally on Alternative Medicine, Guided Bone Regeneration with Implants, Surgical Management of Impacted teeth, Cosmetic procedures and Implant Complications. Dr. Alberto is cofounder of Cheerful Heart Missions that provides Dental care for patients in Haiti and Dominican Republic. She maintains a private practice in Sparta and Vernon N.J.

Course Logistics

Monday, October 17, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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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.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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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 2 continuing education credits.