july, 2021

202108jul9:00 am1:00 pmManaging Medication Before and After Dental Procedures9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my timeADAQ Function Centre Event Organized By: ADA Queensland Discipline:Oral Medicine/PathologyFormat:In-Person

Event Details

This lecture is designed for Dentists.


Aim: To improve management of patient medications before and after dental procedures

Approximately 50% of commonly used medicines can negatively impact on dental procedures. Unfortunately, dentists have received little training in perioperative medicines management. As a result, there is a tendency to focus on the famous drugs such as bisphosphonates and anticoagulants, rely on memorised protocols and seek advice from general medical practitioners, who don’t have much training either. For the benefit of the patient and the dentist, there are many ways in which this process can be improved.  In this seminar, Dr Moses will discuss the fundamental role of a comprehensive medication history and the wide range of medicines that require perioperative management, ranging from diabetes medicines to immune-modulating monoclonal antibodies. Taking a case-based approach, she will demonstrate which drug to focus on, where to find appropriate guidelines including Therapeutic Guidelines-Oral and Dental, how to monitor for perioperative adverse drug effects, and how to recommence medicines post-operatively. 


At the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to

  • Know how to take a comprehensive medication history and why.
  • Recognise which medicines cause perioperative adverse effects. 
  • Select which medicines to suspend, when and how.  
  • Access appropriate evidence to perioperative medicines management.


Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Geraldine Moses

    Associate Professor Geraldine Moses

    Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy specialising in drug information

    Geraldine Moses is a doctor of clinical pharmacy specialising in drug information. As well as providing a national drug information advisory service called “Pharma-Advice” for members of the Australian Dental Association, Geraldine also works part-time in the Academic Practice Unit of the Mater Public Hospital in Brisbane and is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland. She also consults to organisations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Commission for Safety in Quality in Health Care, the Queensland Office of Health Ombudsman and the New Zealand Dental Association. A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, Geraldine is well known amongst her profession and has received many awards including in 2002 she was named Australian Pharmacist of the Year. And in 2013 she received ADAQ’s Medal of Merit for services to the dental profession as a non-dentist.

    Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy specialising in drug information


ADA QueenslandThe Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice. 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


ADA Member Dentist – $275 ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate – $175 Non-Member Dentist – $360