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Common Oral Complications of Medication Use

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD

The purpose of this course is to provide oral health professionals with information regarding the assessment of oral complications of medication use. Adverse medication effects on oral hard and soft tissues will be reviewed. Detailed descriptions of drug classes associated with each effect will be provided. Management strategies for improving oral health in medicated patients will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the etiologies of medication-induced xerostomia.
  • Identify prescription drugs that increase risk for xerostomia and related oral sequelae.
  • Describe appropriate interventions for patients experiencing drug-induced xerostomia to reduce oral disease risks.
  • Describe drug classes known to alter taste.
  • Discuss medication-induced oral soft tissue alterations, including mucositis, aphthous stomatitis, lichenoid drug reaction, and gingival hyperplasia.
  • Describe medications associated with causing extrapyramidal effects that alter oral muscular function resulting in hard tissue damage.

Note: LIVE attendance is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nonetheless, all registrants will have access to the on-demand recoring of this lecture. Thanks for your understanding.

Presenter Disclosure: Dr. Ann Eshenaur Spolarich received an honorarium from Colgate-Palmolive to compensate for the time involved preparing and giving this presentation.

  • CategoriesOral Health and Overall Health
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release dateWednesday 10th October, 2012, 12:00 AM
  • Expiration dateMonday 10th October, 2022, 12:00 AM
“Common Oral Complications of Medication Use” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.