Drugs in Dentistry Update: Including Conventional Drugs, Herbals and Natural Supplements


Course Description

Gain the most current information on the following and their  impact on dental practice

  • conventional drugs
  • herbals
  • antioxidants
  • natural supplements

Discussion will include:

  • new medical drugs
  • OTC ibuprofen-acetaminophen combination
  • new updates for management of drug induced osteonecrosis of the jawbone
  • antibiotic update including various conditions for premedication, including joint prosthesis patients
  • cardiac issues with Z-PAK
  • five newly approved blood thinners to add to Plavix and Coumadin

Discussion related to herbal supplements will include:

  • free radicals
  • reactive oxygen species
  • antioxidants
  • chocolate
  • red wine
  • acai
  • pomegranate
  • Co-Q-10
  • marijuana
  • dental herbal products

In addition, you’ll receive the latest updates on:

  • herbals that cause bleeding
  • chondroitin and glucosamine/MSM
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • vitamin D
  • CRP levels and the risk of heart attack
  • the different benefits of moderate alcohol consumption
  • what supplements to take for maximum health

 Course Objectives

  • Describe the latest guidelines on antibiotic use, analgesic use; new drugs and osteonecrosis of the jaw; various conditions premedicated with antibiotics
  • List the important antioxidants and herbal supplements and compare their health benefits; list the NIH purported medical benefits and adverse reactions of smoking marijuana
  • List the most recent findings on cardioprotective aspirin and the management of patients on Pradaxa and other new blood thinners
  • Describe the new findings on omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D supplements, moderate alcohol consumption; describe the relationship between CRP, periodontal disease and risk of heart attack


  • Richard L Wynn, PhD, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore Faculty Website

Continuing Education Units

  • 8 contact hours. Lecture


  • Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, front office personnel


  • TBD
  • Team Discount available Team Discount Available
  • Networking lunch included.
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $399 $349
Auxiliaries $259 $209
Dates Location Course # AGD #
TBD TBD 210038 016