Learning Objectives

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.