Armed with limited information and faced with rising prescription drug costs, our patients continue to self-medicate with a variety of prescription and non-prescription drug products, often without mention during a review of their medical history. Many patients add or substitute prescription and non-prescription drug products in their medication regimen, unaware of potentially serious drug interactions, contraindications, and adverse effects. This program will provide participants with an overview of dental considerations of the most popular prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, and nutritional supplements patients use to self-medicate, including a discussion of the effects of the illicit use of these products. Special emphasis will be given to the techniques useful in obtaining a complete and accurate patient medication history.
DATE: November 17, 2017 | LOCATION: Boston,