Pharmacology 101: Interesting and Useful Pharmacology!

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Series View Cost: $336
Course Count: 10
Series Credit Cost: Included
Total Credits: 19.5
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Dr. Mark Donaldson, Pharmacology 101: Interesting and Useful Pharmacology!
Speaker: Dr. Mark Donaldson
Category: Anesthesia
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
The goal of making dental pharmacology interesting and useful at chairside beginning on Monday morning will be emphasized in this course. The clinical significance of bioavailability, half-life of med...more
  • 4.7 (3 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 12/1/2020
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
  •  This course is not included in the annual CE subscription
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

The fee to view the entire series is $336. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.

Synopsis:
Providing dental care to anxious, fearful and medically-complex patients continues to be a major challenge facing dentists. Despite advances in management techniques and treatment delivery, patients’ preexisting opinions and experiences contribute to dental anxiety, fear and avoidance. Feelings of apprehension create psychological obstacles that prevent dental patients from seeking and receiving care and once they do, the dentist is then faced with treating their oral health needs in the face of multiple chronic diseases, medications, herbal supplements and more. The simple approach to, “drilling and filling” has just been cranked up a few more notches.

This foundational program reviews the basics of pharmacology with a particular focus on the dental realm. The goal of making dental pharmacology interesting and useful at chairside beginning on Monday morning will be emphasized. The academic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics are simplified so that the most salient points are distilled into useful tenants that will help you be a better clinician and a better prescriber After all, our goal is to make sure all dental appointments are not just successful for your patient, but also for you and your staff.


Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Understand the clinical significance of bioavailability and half-life.
  • Learn how to match the right drug at the right dose to the right patient and the right procedure.
  • Recognize physiological changes in our older patients which should change your prescribing practices.
  • Appreciate the future of medication prescribing since the advent of pharmacogenomics.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Donaldson received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient’s Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the OHSU, and affiliate faculty in Dentistry at UBC. He has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners and has spent the last 26 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field. Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association, and is a reviewer for over ten other different journals. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson is the 2016 recipient of the AGD’s Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award and in 2019 he was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) with the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to the profession as a whole.

Disclosure:
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: School of Dentistry at the OHSU, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, University of Montana.

CE Reviews

Overall

4.7  (3 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
5.0
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
5.0
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
5.0
Excellent Review of Pharmacology
powerjp3
User: powerjp3
Date: 8/5/2022
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
5
Really liked that there was a review of buffering included.
Interesting Bits!
i11edent
User: i11edent
Date: 10/3/2021
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
5
Good presentation. Good review of pharm that relates to practical everyday use. Enjoyed the research result portions about buffering LA.
Thank you Dentaltown!
DRVSAH
User: DRVSAH
Date: 6/30/2021
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
5
The contents are very updated and informative. In dentistry, it is applicable in almost all patients as many of the patients show anxiety towards dental treatment. Thank you for the wonderful presentation!
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Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at https://ccepr.ada.org. For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at nareg@farranmedia.com.
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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