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ISPD Spring CE Meeting – Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists
April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM$150
PEDIATRIC PHARMACOTHERAPY: AN UPDATE FOR THE PEDIATRIC DENTIST
Speaker: KAREN BAKER
The range of drug therapy options available to pediatric dentists has greatly expanded over the past ten years. This expansion has opened the door to unprecedented therapeutic successes as well as serious drug misadventures. This lecture will update the clinician on recent developments in pediatric pharmacotherapy while providing strategies for prescribing to ensure therapeutic success. Drug therapy and alternative medicine reference sources will be listed and critiqued as to usefulness in daily practice. Clinically relevant information about effectiveness, adverse effects, patient-specific drug selection criteria, dosing, and a cost will be presented for systemic antibiotics, analgesics and anxiolytics commonly used in pediatric dentistry. Special attention will be given to certain controversial areas including dental treatment considerations for medicated children and regimens of choice for oral mucositis. Extensive and very current handouts will be provided to maximize the chair-side value of this fast-paced and clinically relevant lecture.
After attending the lecture and reviewing the handouts the pediatric dentist will be able to:
- Buy drug-related references or apps most likely to improve drug therapy safety and effectiveness
- Prescribe appropriate doses of antibiotics for odontogenic infections or endocarditis prophylaxis
- Discuss the criteria for selecting the best regimens for pre-procedural anxiolysis and pain control
- Recognize dental treatment considerations in the medicated child and those with oral mucositis