Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Utilize critical thinking skills in discussing the concept of pharmacotherapy.
Identify the content and format of labeling for human prescription drug and biological products.
Understand basic concepts of pharmacogenomics.
Identify and discuss “at risk” populations such as the fetus, infants, children, elderly and those with liver and kidney disease for drug-related adverse effects.
Discuss the causes of non-adherence to recommended therapeutic strategies.
Be familiar with the regulatory basis of manufacturing, distributing and prescribing drugs.
Identify and discuss the essential components of a legal prescription.
Identify, discuss, and implement the principles of good prescription writing.