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Course : Pharmacology

Course Number
DNHY 4013
Section Number
Spring 2023
Centennial Hall, 103
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Given reading and written homework assignments, lecture and class discussion, upon

  successful completion of this course the student should be able to:


                                  1.        Define and appropriately use the terminology associated with pharmacology.

                                  2.        Use appropriate reference sources to evaluate a drug.

                                  3.        Write and interpret a prescription.

                                  4.        Describe the controlled substances act and explain how it affects the dental office.

                                  5.        Identify drug groups used in dentistry and discuss their indications, dosage, pharmacokinetics,

                                             pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions and drug interactions.  

                                  6.        Identify and evaluate drugs used to treat various medical conditions and determine how they

                                              might modify dental hygiene treatment planning.

                                  7.        Identify the medical conditions that require antibiotic prophylaxis.

                                  8.        Identify dental procedures that cause a transient bacteremia and therefore may require

                                             antibiotic prophylaxis.

                                  9.        Describe the standard regimen and alternatives for prophylactic antibiotic premedication in

                                             dental treatment.

                                  10.      Identify and discuss special situations that may be affected by the use of pharmacologic agents

                                             i.e.  pregnancy and breast feeding.

                                  11.     Compute proper dosages for local anesthetics using accepted formulas and manufacturers


                                  12.     Demonstrate a general understanding of the function of the autonomic nervous system.

                                  13.     Identify nerves associated with dental local anesthesia and discuss the effects of local

                                             anesthesia on them.





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