Karen Baker

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374

Karen Baker, BS, MS

Fee: FREE/Livingston and Washtenaw district DDS; $269/MDA DDS; $139/Staff; $369/Nonmember DDS

CE Credits: 6

AGD Code:

Advances in Dental Pharmacotherapy: How to Maximize Success While Limiting Risk in Everyday Practice

This course will update the dental team on recent developments in dental pharmacotherapy while providing strategies for prescribing to ensure therapeutic success. Drug therapy and alternative medicine reference sources will be listed and critiqued as to usefulness in daily practice. Clinically relevant information about effectiveness, adverse effects, patient specific drug selection criteria, dosing, and cost will be presented for therapeutic agents commonly used in dentistry. Systemic antibiotics, anxiolytics, analgesics and mucosal disease agents will be evaluated and discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Choose the most cost-effective antibiotic or anxiolytic for a specific patient.
  • Prescribe antibiotic premedication for certain patients with a variety of implants and conditions based on AAOS screening criteria and current evidence.
  • Prescribe innovative topical and systemic therapies for both inflammatory and infectious mucositis patients and xerostomia.

This course counts toward the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s pain management requirement.

Co-Sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, and Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health.

About the Speaker … Karen Baker has been on the dental college faculty at the University of Iowa for 36 years. She is a clinical pharmacist with a master’s degree in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and is focused on patient-specific dental drug therapy. She has authored more than 50 articles and abstracts and lectures extensively at the University of Iowa.