DENH 620

Pharmacology Principles of Clinical Application

2 Graduate credits
Effective August 22, 2009 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This blended/hybrid course is designed to prepare the Masters of Science Advanced Dental Therapy (MSADT) student with the pharmacology knowledge and skill necessary to think critically when providing patient-centered care. Effective care begins with sorting through the patient's medical/dental health status and pharmacological report. Based on a comprehensive analysis, the student will discern appropriate treatment modifications and necessary drug prescriptions/interventions to ensure optimal and safe patient care. Drug classes, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug contraindications and interactions will be addressed practically and reinforced through case-based learning.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Science: Advanced Dental Therapy program.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply pharmacology principles to assess proper drug administration and therapy.
  • Summarize drug classes pertinent to dentistry and patient-specific health and well-being.
  • Utilize drug information resources for effective and efficient inquiry.
  • Appraise a patient's medication history for necessary patient-centered treatment modifications.
  • Prevent and manage adverse drug reactions.
  • Abide by MN Statute 150A.106 with advanced dental therapy practices and collaborative management authorization to provide, dispense and administer analgesics, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics.
  • Engage in trends and constant change within the pharmaceutical industry.

Spring 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Pharmacology Principles of Clinical Application Anderson, Ma Books Course details

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Pharmacology Principles of Clinical Application Staff Books Course details