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General Principles of Pharmacology

COURSE NUMBER: 580

David Ojeda Diaz, DDS; Geza T. Terezhalmy, DDS, MA

Credit Hours:

3 Hour(s)

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This course presents an overview of general pharmacological principles. It discusses (1) the conceptual basis of drug action, (2) pharmacodynamic mechanisms, (3) pharmacokinetic processes, and (4) sets forth key points to consider in clinic...

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Overview

This course presents an overview of general pharmacological principles. It discusses (1) the conceptual basis of drug action, (2) pharmacodynamic mechanisms, (3) pharmacokinetic processes, and (4) sets forth key points to consider in clinical decision making related to pharmacotherapy and for a disciplined approach to prescription writing.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Apr 1, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Sep 30, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    16

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Understand the conceptual basis of drug action.
  • Understand pharmacodynamic mechanisms and discuss their effects on pharmacotherapy.
  • Understand pharmacokinetic processes and discuss their effect on pharmacotherapy.
  • Discuss key points for practice that underlie safe and effective pharmacotherapy, including an efficient and practical approach to prescription writing.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Ojeda Diaz reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. Terézhalmy has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble and has served on the dentalcare.com Advisory Board.
David Ojeda Diaz

David Ojeda Diaz

DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine Department of Comprehensive Dentistry The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry


Dr. David Ojeda Díaz received his DDS from the Santa Maria Universit...

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Geza T Terezhalmy

Geza T. Terezhalmy

DDS, MA

Submission Information

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.