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.
- 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.