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Digital Seminar

Dental Pharmacology Update 2018

Eric Bornstein
5 Hours 02 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Feb 16, 2018
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Common Drugs and a Not So Common Epidemic

Due to the aging population and their multiple comorbidities, 9 out of 10 patients over age 65 are taking one or more medications compared with 1 in 4 patients just 30 years ago. Because dentists will be seeing an increasing number of patients taking 1 or more of 20 common medications, it is important to become familiar with the interactions between dental treatment and these commonly prescribed medications. Elements of dental treatment with potential for interactions with medications can include: Diabetes, High cholesterol, and High blood pressure. Not to mention, we are experiencing an increasing Opioid epidemic.

This recording, taught by brilliant speaker and clinician, Dr. Eric Bornstein, will take you through the top 20 most common drugs, interactions, contra-indications, and prescribing rules and best practices. Enhance your knowledge of these topics, and be prepared to protect your patient and yourself from liability and potential malpractice related to Opioids and Anxiolystic prescriptions.




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Eric Bornstein, DMD, is a Biochemist, Dentist, and Photobiologist. He has practiced dentistry for over 20 years and is a national lecturer. Dr. Bornstein is a widely published author in journals such as Compendium, Dentistry Today, Dental Equipment & Materials, Dental Products Report and Advances in Microbiology. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a Medical Device Company that combines medical devices with pharmacologic therapies and has lectured all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany and Israel.

Together with practicing general dentistry, Dr. Bornstein has testified and consulted as a Medical and Dental Malpractice Expert Witness, working on such cases as Pharmacologic mismanagement of dental patients, Pharmacologic error resulting in wrongful death, laser injury, missed diagnoses, nerve damage, implant errors, infections and TMJ injury cases. He has also trained dentists and physicians nationally and internationally in the use of antibiotics, antifungals, and medical devices, and has served as the Primary Investigator for professional human clinical trials for Periodontal therapy, MRSA infections, and Fungal infections.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Eric Bornstein is the Chief Science Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Nomir Medical Technologies. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Eric Bornstein has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants


  1. Identify the 20 most common drugs that your dental patient may be taking and interactions and contra-indications
  2. Examine new and up-to-date Opioid and non-Opioid pain management principles
  3. Define what the ADA says about opioids
  4. Explain how opioid analgesics differ from NSAIDS with general dosages, precautions, interactions, and contraindications
  5. Identify malpractice implications in prescribing Opioids and Antibiotics
  6. Examine the clinician’s role in understanding resistant dental pathogens and prescribing antibiotics



  • Drug interactions and contra-indications for dental therapy
  • Dental prescribing for a patient on one or multiple of these drugs


  • The difference between:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Naproxen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Dosages, Precautions, Interactions, and Contraindications for each NSAID


  • Opioid Receptors and Opioid Metabolism
  • How Opioid Analgesics differ from NSAIDS with general Dosages, Precautions, Interactions and Contraindications
  • Specify Tylenol/Codeine
  • Specify Hydrocodone (Vicodin/Vicoprofen)  
  • Specify Oxycodone (Percocet/Percodan)
  • Specify Tramadol
  • Controlled Substances Classifications
  • Signs and symptoms of opioid use disorder


  • RX dosages and regimens
  • Modern Opioid and non-Opioid pain management principles
  • The ADA and Opioids
  • The Media and Opioids
  • The FDA and the CDC on Dentists and Opioids
  • Abuse, Addiction, and Opioid Antagonists


  • Anxiolytics (Ambien, Valium, and other Benzodiazepine)
  • Muscle Relaxants (Flexeril)



  • What does today’s clinician need to know and understand about resistant dental pathogens and prescribing antibiotics?


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