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Academy of Alumni & Friends Dental Fall Weekend: Matthew Dennis, D.D.S. presents Anticoagulant Therapy and Dentistry

2015 Dental Fall Weekend

Course Description

Many common disease states result from the presence of inappropriate blood clotting. The number of patients living with long-term anticoagulation therapy has dramatically increased in recent years, and the number of dental patients who present for care while on antithrombotic medication has increased. It is important that dentists understand the implications of this therapy with regard to dental intervention. This presentation will review blood clotting and anticoagulation therapy from the dental point of view, and discuss management strategies for anticoagulated patients requiring dental treatment.

Course Objectives

  • Review normal blood clotting mechanisms
  • Describe the medical indications for anticoagulation therapy
  • Review antiplatelet drugs of interest to dentistry
  • Review anticoagulant drugs of interest to dentistry
  • Review monitoring for coagulation status
  • Describe oral surgical management of the dental patient with increased bleeding tendency
  • Describe the use of procoagulants and dentistry


Dr. Matt Dennis


UF College of Dentistry
1395 Center Drive
Room D3-3
Gainesville, FL 32610

888-550-4590 (toll-free)

University of Florida

Continuing Education Units

1.5 contact hours. Lecture.

  • 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration Fee
Dates Course # AGD #
November 7, 2015 (Saturday) 160226 754

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