“Better Medicine, Better Dentistry” Pharmacology You Can Use!

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“Better Medicine, Better Dentistry” Pharmacology You Can Use!
Date: Fri, Jan 25, 2013
Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Hampton Conference Centre
200 Coventry Road Ottawa, Ontario
Presenter: Mark Donaldson RPH, PHARM D, FASHP, FACHE

Did you know that more than 20% of hospital admissions are due to adverse drug reactions? Dentists prescribe less than 10% of available drugs, yet dental patients are often taking prescription medications, herbal products, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements. Since polypharmacy is the norm, especially in the over 65-year old population, this course is essential to every practice setting today. This informative and entertaining day will provide dentists and hygienists with the tools to navigate this ever-changing field and keep their patients safe.

  • Managing Drug Interactions in the Dental Chair
  • Herbal Concerns in Dentistry
  • Patients with Bleeding Disorders and Complex Cardiac Patients
  • Intelligent Antibiotic Prescribing
  • Post-Operative Analgesia and Pain Control                                                                                                              


Course Objectives – As a result of attending this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics.
  • Avoid or manage potential drug interactions.
  • Know how to utilize reputable databases and references to evaluate drug therapies and interactions.
  • Management of multiple-medication patient profiles.
  • Understand why some drugs work and some don’t for postoperative dental pain.
  • Achieve optimal patient care through appropriate antibiotic prescribing practices.

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Date: Friday, January 25th, 2013

Time: Breakfast and registration @ 7:30am

Location:  Hampton Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ONCourse starts @ 8:00am-4:00pm

Registration: $169.50 ($150.00+ HST) for individual dentists and hygienists.

Free for members of the DS and DH Study Club 2011-12. 

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Register below or call Lori-Lynn at 613-792-4658 or email at info@dentalspecialists.ca


Mark Donaldson RPH, PHARM D, FASHP, FACHE  obtained his baccalaureate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and his doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2001. After completing a residency and working

at Vancouver General Hospital, as well as several small community hospitals as a clinical pharmacy specialist, he relocated to Montana to take his current position of Director of Pharmacy Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana. Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners.

Dr. Donaldson has been a primary author and investigator for the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) Consensus Development Committee to define the guidelines for enteral sedation in the United States, and was invited by the Academy of General Dentistry to compose a white paper on enteral conscious sedation with Dr. Stanley Malamed and Dr. John Yageila. He has been published in General Dentistry, the Journal of the Association of Health-System Pharmacists (A.S.H.P.), Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, Anesthesia Progress, Quintessence International and the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Donaldson is currently a reviewer for A.S.H.P. and General Dentistry, and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association (J.A.D.A.).


Bookings are closed for this event.