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Common Oral Complications of Medication Use

Common Oral Complications of Medication Use

Common Oral Complications of Medication Use

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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Description

The purpose of this course is to provide oral health professionals with information regarding the assessment of oral complications of medication use. Adverse medication effects on oral hard and soft tissues will be reviewed. Detailed descriptions of drug classes associated with each effect will be provided. Management strategies for improving oral health in medicated patients will be discussed.

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Discuss the etiologies of medication-induced xerostomia. Identify prescription drugs that increase risk for xerostomia and related oral sequelae. Describe appropriate interventions for patients experiencing drug-induced xerostomia to reduce oral disease risks. Describe drug classes known to alter taste. Discuss medication-induced oral soft tissue alterations, including mucositis, aphthous stomatitis, lichenoid drug reaction, and gingival hyperplasia. Describe medications associated with causing extrapyramidal effects that alter oral muscular function resulting in hard tissue damage.
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD

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Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 800 lectures and has over 80 professional publications. She is Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California; an Adjunct Associate Professor and Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and a Clinical Instructor on the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School. Ann is also an independent educational and research consultant, and practices dental hygiene part-time, specializing in geriatrics.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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