The Dynamics and Dilemmas of Drugs in Dentistry

202010jul8:30 am5:00 pmThe Dynamics and Dilemmas of Drugs in DentistryFacilitated by Dr Andrei Tutoveanu8:30 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA WADisciplineGeneral Restorative

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Course Outline:

The medications our patients are taking are constantly changing. These medications include prescribed, over the counter and recreational substances. As dentists, we are expected to know just as much about the drugs we prescribe and the ones we don’t’.

The overall aim of this course is become updated and better versed with the numerous drug classes, how they are used and to improve our prescribing habits. This will lead to superior patient management.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Principles of prescribing in dentistry.
  • Special patient groups – (Children, elderly, geriatrics, palliative care, pregnant and breastfeeding, hepatic and renal impairment, obese patients, substance abuse and addiction, and more).
  • Patient medical history analysis & Prescription writing techniques.
  • Medicinal pharmacology in dentistry.
  • Pharmacokinetics.
  • Pharmacodynamics.
  • The 8 A’s in Dental prescribing.
  • Case studies.
  • Drug interactions and drug substitutions.
  • OTC (over-the-counter) and herbal remedies.
  • Drugs for your dental practice.
  • Drug information centers and reference texts for dental practices.
  • Future drugs in dentistry.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Andrei Tutoveanu

    Dr Andrei Tutoveanu

    B MedSc(Chem), M Pharm(MPS), B Dent(Syd)

    Dr Andrei Tutoveanu is a dual qualified and registered Dental Practitioner & Pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry, previously attaining a Masters of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Medical Science- specialising in medicinal chemistry. With combined academic and clinical training spanning over a decade, Dr Andrei enjoys providing a high level of treatment and patient care.

    He demonstrates proficiencies within the fields of aesthetic & implant dentistry, cosmetic & functional facial injectables and clinical pharmacotherapeutics. He has special interests in the areas of medicinal indications, dosage regimens, specific contraindications and side effect profiles, including ideal therapeutic combinations, within all clinical aspects of dentistry.

    B MedSc(Chem), M Pharm(MPS), B Dent(Syd)



In Western Australia, ADAWA is regarded as the recognised voice of dentistry. With around 92% of registered dentists and dental specialists across the private and public sectors as members, the Association provides a most effective representative body. ADAWA strives to promote the art and science of dentistry, to represent the profession and to provide services which promote the highest level of oral health in the community.
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(Friday) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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