Join Dr. William Maher for a dynamic workshop experience! Two topics in one great workshop!
Successful completion earns 3 CEUs
|Friday, February 6, 2015| 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Big Rapids, Michigan|
Bisphosphonate Induced ONJ: A Road Map for Treatment Decisions That Will Keep You Out of Trouble
Oral bisphosphonate have become very popular for the treatment of osteoporosis in both men and women. The more potent parenteral form of this same drug is used in oncology to prevent bone matastases. A growing controversy and uncertainty exists surrounding the relationship between long term use and negative treatment outcomes involving invasive dental procedures such as extractions, implant placement, and apicoectomies. This discussion seeks to arm the attendee with facts to make sound decisions and minimize negative treatment outcomes. Topics will include review of available bisphosphonates, indications for use, dose, and mechanism of toxicity.
Pharmacology of the Treatment of Acute Dental Pain: Safe and Effective Patient Management
In management of the common tooth-ache, one of the most important skills required of any astute practitioner is the ability to provide a patient with effective short term pain relief until a dentist can be seen. This presentation is intended for non-dentists and is a discussion on safe and effective use of non-prescription analgesic agents. Drug interactions with local anesthetic/adrenergic combinations will be included, along with use and abuse of Nitrous Oxide.
About the Speaker:
Dr. William Maher is an ABE certified Endodontist and a Registered Pharmacist. He has practiced pharmacy for over sixteen years and dentistry for twenty-three years. He taught endodontics full time at the University of Detroit Mercy for nine years, with a special interest in the relationship between pharmacology and dental care. He is a member of the American Dental association, the American Pharmacists Association, and a consultant member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.
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