Drug Interactions Dentists Must Know


Significant interactions with medicines used in dentistry

Administration of more than one drug at a time is a frequent event. It can occur simply by taking a medicine with a cup of coffee or in the complicated context of a person on multiple medicines per day. Even though dentists prescribe a narrow range of medicines, how often do you really assess the compatibility of these with the medicines the patient is already on? Do you investigate the interaction of these medicines with food, herbal medicines, vitamins or fruit juices? What resources do you use to investigate drug interactions?

In this presentation Geraldine will provide an overview of the current concepts in drug interactions and the clinically relevant interactions with drugs used in dentistry. Interactions with fruit juices (way beyond grapefruit juice) and complementary medicines will also be discussed. 

This presentation will help you unravel the mysteries of drug interactions and show you how to determine which interactions to worry about and which can be ignored.


Topics include

  • Drug-drug and drug-disease interactions
  • Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions 
  • Drugs which affect NSAIDs, paracetamol, codeine, antibiotics and local anaesthetics.
  • Interactions with fruit juice, smoking, alcohol, complementary medicines.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of analysing interactions as dynamic vs kinetic
  • Be familiar with CYP, OAT-P , P-gp, BCRP and UGT interactions
  • Manage frequently encountered interactions with dentistry
  • Know which resources provide most valuable information on drug interactions 

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Member: Dentists$458Select
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Contact Hours:

6.0 hrs


Fri, 08 November 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day






Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison Street St Leonards,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

ADA New South Wales
Geraldine moses

Associate Professor Geraldine Moses

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.

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