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Pharmacology-Hot Button Drug Topics in 2020

The lecture will not be held on May 8. It has been rescheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020. 

Updating Hot Button Drug Topics of Interest to Dentistry in 2020
Six CE credits recommended for dentists, hygienists and assistants.
This lecture will present an update of the latest drug and supplement issues described in recent scientific publications and mainstream media that are relevant to dental practice. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  -- describe the latest guidelines on antibiotic use, analgesic use, osteonecrosis of the jaw and various conditions premedicated with antibiotics.
  -- describe the "appropriate use concept" from orthopedic surgeons on premedicating the joint prosthetic patient undergoing dental surgery.
  -- list the hot button supplements and compare their health benefits.
  -- list the National Science Foundation purported medical benefits and adverse reactions of medical marijuana.
  -- describe the heroin epidemic in America.
  -- list the most recent findings on cardioprotective aspirin and the management of patients on Pradaxa, Xarelto and Eliquis.
  -- describe the new findings on moderate alcohol consumption.
  -- describe the latest drug developments in anti-aging research.
  -- describe the relationship between CRP, periodontal disease and risk of heart attack.
Presented by: Richard L. Wynn, PhD, a professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore.

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Tuition includes lunch
Location: Giannilli's II Restaurant, 4816 State St, Greensburg, PA 15601
$160 - PDA/ADA Member dentist
$85 - PDA Retired/Life Member
$270 - Nonmember dentist
$85 - Non-dentist dental team
CE Credits:
 6 continuing education credits 

Cancellation policy: A refund, less a 10% administrative fee, will be issued if the registration is cancelled in writing seven days prior to the program you are attending. Refunds are not issued for no shows.

PDA 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.
PDA designates this activity for 6 (six) continuing education credits.


Online registration is available to PDA member dentists and their non-dentist team membersPDA member dentists have a user id and password for PDA's website. To register online, sign in with your user id (default is your first initial, last name and 4 digit year of birth with no spaces or punctuation) and password (default is lowercase letters ada and your ADA membership number with no spaces or punctuation).
ADA dentists outside PA, non-member dentists and dental team members who are not attending the meeting with a PDA member dentist, should contact PDA at (717) 234-5941, ext. 117 or email Rebecca at
9/11/2020 9:00 AM - 9/11/2020 4:30 PM
Giannillis II Restaurant Banquet 4816 State St #30 Greensburg 15601