Commonly Prescribed Medications in Pediatric Dentistry



Medication prescription is more complicated than in the past with an increasing number of issues, such as microbial resistance to prescribed antibiotics, drug interactions, and increased number of medications used by both adult and pediatric patients. In this course the reader will learn the characteristics, warnings and precautions, and proper dosages for adult and pediatric patients for the following categories of medications: Antimicrobials (antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals), analgesics, and fluorides.

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  • Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Advisory Board.

Disclaimer:  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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