Pharmacology for Oral Healthcare Providers

Friday, February 13, 2015 ( Pre-registration closes Wednesday February 11, 2015 )

Location: Nebraska East Union, Lincoln, NE 
6CE hrsRegister Online
Registration: 8:00am
Course: 8:15am-3:45pm
Course Fee:
$185.00 Dental Professionals ($160 if also attending Weeth)
$105.00 Dental Auxiliary ($85 if also attending Weeth)
Course ID:
DENT140025 Dental Professionals
DENT140026 Dental Auxiliary


Course Descriptions:

Dentists and dental hygienists are challenged daily with the large number of prescription and over-the-counter medications available to patients. Many medications may cause significant oral manifestations and/or the need for modifications in the course of dental treatment because of the diseases or conditions being treated by the medical provider. This course will review the most commonly prescribed drugs that our patients are taking, as well as the medications that we use daily. Different resources will be reviewed for finding this information, as well as guidance for prescribing medications for medically compromised patients.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should understand:

  • The most common medications taken by our patients
  • Side effects of common medications, including those affecting the oral cavity
  • Interactions of drugs prescribed by dentists with other medications
  • Management of oral conditions secondary to systemic problems



Wendy S. Hupp, DMD, DABOM, is an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Chair of the Department of General Dentistry and Oral Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, and has lectured widely on Medically Compromised Patient care, HIV Disease, Pharmacology, Clinical Oral Pathology and Women’s Health. She is originally from Philadelphia and earned her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her Oral Medicine training was in Bethesda, Maryland while on active duty with the U.S. Navy. 

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion 

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education 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.

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The College is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.  Academy of General Dentistry credit is available, provider #0077.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.