Course Description:

At a time when both dentistry and medicine are galloping ahead at break-neck speed, it is critical for the dental professional to understand developments in medicine that can critically impact the care of their patients.

Part A: Drugs that all Dentists Need to Learn to Use

There are thousands of drugs available on the U.S. market. However, the average dentist only prescribes about 50 during a career. Moreover, of those 50 drugs, a mere 12 account for 90% of all prescriptions. Are these drugs safe?

In Part A, you’ll learn how drugs can lengthen a patient’s QTc interval—predisposing him or her to arrhythmia.


Part B: Optimizing use of Analgesics to Avoid Excessive Reliance on Opioids

Dentists wield great power and influence in helping patients manage pain after treatment. The overreliance on strong drugs in the past has contributed to the present-day opioid crisis.

In Part B, you’ll learn how to help patients experiencing significant pain with the moderate use of analgesics.


Module 1

This is MODULE ONE in a 12-module video lecture series, UCS Companion Video Series, developed and presented by Dr. Leslie Fang. 

This module is worth 1 Credit Hour. Receive significant savings when purchasing the full series.

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Purchase of this course grants access for one year.

NOTE: Many dental boards require that a specified portion of your CE credits be via in-person attendance at live courses. Check your state's rules!

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Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang

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