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Introduction to Pharmacology for Dental Hygienists

This lesson received an honorable mention in the 2009 SoftChalk Lesson Chalenge. 'There are numerous reasons for dental hygienists to study Pharmacology. This is a process that needs to be continued throughout a professional's lifetime. New drugs are being introduced on a regular basis as well as the use of alternative therapies which can impact day to day life. Prior to providing any care, a dental professional should review the medical history at the beginning of each appointment. One cannot assume that everything is the same even if only a few days have passed since the last appointment. Individuals may have visited their physician in the interim and drug therapies may have changed. They may have chosen to self medicate or even forgotten to take their medications. In any case, the dental... Show More
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