Continuing Dental Education

Top 5 prescribed drugs: What do you need to know? – a live webinar

Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, FICD, FACD

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

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

Course Description

Pharmacology is the study of Drugs and their effects on the human body. Chronic medical conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, endocrine disorders, and neurological conditions are very prevalent worldwide. In this course we will discuss the top 5 prescribed drugs in North America. We will review the pharmacological actions of these drugs, any reported adverse reactions and drug interactions associated with their use. We will review the effects of these medications on the oral cavity and any needed dental modifications for these patients. Specific emphasis will be given to the effects and interactions of these commonly prescribed drugs with those often given by dentists namely, local anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, and antifungals.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Identify the top 5 prescribed drugs.
  • Recognize the indications and contraindications of these commonly prescribed drugs.
  • Discuss the mechanism of action, adverse reactions, and drug interactions of the most commonly prescribed medications.
  • Discuss the top 5 prescribed drugs and their interactions with dental treatment and commonly prescribed dental drugs.

Instructor

Dr. Aviv OuanounouDr. Aviv Ouanounou s an associate professor of pharmacology and Preventive Dentistry at the faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto. He received both his DDS and MSc at the University of Toronto. He teaches pharmacology and Preventive Dentistry to undergraduate and graduate students and is also a clinical instructor and Treatment Plan Coordinator in the University clinics. Dr. Ouanounou won numerous teaching awards including wining “Best Teacher of the Year Award” three times: in 2013, 2015 and in 2019. Also, Dr. Ouanounou is the recipient of the 2014-2015 prestigious Dr. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for excellence in teaching at the University of Toronto and is the 2018-2019 Recipient of the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in

Dental Education. Dr. Ouanounou is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fouchard Academy. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He has published and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also maintains a general private practice in Toronto.

Course Logistics

DATE:
Friday, October 21, 2022

LOCATION:
Online Webinar

TARGET AUDIENCE:
The Dental Professional

TIMES:
8:00am – 9:30am Pacific Standard time

TUITION:
$59/Participant

CREDITS:
1.5 hours

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*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 1.5 continuing education credits.