Course : Pharmacology
- Course Number
- DNHY 4013
- Section Number
- Spring 2022
- Centennial Hall, 103
- Dr Ray Hyde DDS
- 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
9. Describe the standard regimen and alternatives for prophylactic antibiotic premedication in
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.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE PRESENTED FOR EACH CONTENT AREA/CLASS SESSION. PLEASE
NOTE THE CLINICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT SECTION AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER IN THE
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST.
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