february, 2022

202218feb9:00 am4:30 pmTriple D - Drugs Dangerous for Dentistry9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:Oral Medicine/PathologyFormat:In-Person

Triple D - Drugs Dangerous for Dentistry

Event Details

Not only are the number of agents that our patients are using is increasing, including the increased use of “alternate” or “complimentary” medications, but also their complexity, with the advent of potent, targeted, biological agents. The result is an increasing number of our patients will be at greater risk of adverse effects from their medications.  

These adverse effects include the impeding of the safe delivery of dental treatment and the adverse oral and dental manifestations and complications related to the use of medications.

This one-day lecture program aims to identify those patients, the medications they are taking and those drugs that are dangerous to the provision of safe dental care for our patients.

Topics include

The Medical and Drug History
Know your drugs – classification
Basic Pharmacology Revisited

Classification of Oral and Dental Complications and Manifestations of Adverse Drug Reactions  
Hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis and allergy

Warfarin and DOACs 
(Direct-acting Oral Anti-Coagulants) 

The old and the new – the targeted therapies: the “Biologics”, MABs, NIBs, TKIs 
Safe dental care for the patient having chemotherapy

MRONJ (Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws)
Diagnosis and Treatment
Risk Analysis
Safe dental care for the patient at-risk of MRONJ 


Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Mark Schifter

    Associate Professor Mark Schifter

    Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine

    Mark Schifter is an A/Professor in Oral Medicine School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. He obtained his specialist qualifications in Oral Medicine, also from the University of Sydney in 1998. He also holds Memberships (by examination) in Special Needs Dentistry and Oral Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg and Fellowships in Oral Medicine (by examination) from the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FFD RCSI (Oral Med) and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS (Oral Med). He is the current Convenor/Coordinator of the specialist-training program in Oral Medicine of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. Mark is a Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry at Westmead Hospital. He holds the following clinical appointments at Westmead: Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Department of Haematology; Oral Immunology Clinic; and the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital. He has had over 20 years in specialist oral medicine practice and direct practical experience in the assessment and care of medically-complex patients, both in the out-patient and in-patient setting. Mark also holds appointments as a Consultant in Oral Medicine with the Skin Hospital (Darlinghurst) and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse (Head and Neck Cancer Clinic). He has contributed to the training of all the current oral medicine specialists in NSW and is involved in the teaching of trainee dermatologists, haematologists, immunologists and head and neck surgeons. He is an Examiner for the Primaries of the RACDS, with a particular emphasis on clinical pharmacology. He has over 50 scientific publications, a contributor to the textbook, Burket’s Oral Medicine and on the editorial board of the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology and a reviewer for a number of journals, including the Australian Dental Journal.

    Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine


ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours



Non-Member Dentist- $588.00, ADA Member Dentist -$490.00, Member of another ADA State -$490.00 ,Hygienist / Therapist / Prosthetist- $392.00, Recent Grads- $392.00 ,Student -$65.00

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