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Recorded webinar: Managing dental pain with medication – should we ditch codeine for oxycodone, or not? (AU)

  • Dates: 05 – 05 May, 2020

Date recorded: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Suitable for: All Australian dental practitioners 

Much has changed over the past couple of years regarding the use of medicines to manage acute dental pain. Codeine has gone prescription only, oxycodone and Cox-2 inhibitors are being encouraged and drug combinations are all the rage. The new third edition, Therapeutic Guidelines – Oral and Dental recommends some new ideas and even the use of analgesics in the context of coronavirus has challenged our usual protocols.

If these challenges have left you wondering whether you’re up-to-date and prescribing appropriately, then this one-hour recorded webinar is for you.

Join Adjunct Associate Professor Geraldine Moses AM, Clinical Pharmacist, for a discussion about current protocols. Associate Professor Moses AM provide clear guidance on how best to prescribe medicines to manage acute dental pain.

By watching this webinar you will:

  • Understand when and how to prescribe oxycodone safely

  • Understand the limitations of codeine

  • Recognise the risks and benefits of different NSAIDS and COX-2 inhibitors

  • Evaluate the safety of ibuprofen in the context of COVID-19

  • Recognise why alternating analgesics is no longer recommended
Guest speaker

Dr Geraldine Moses AM, Consultant Pharmacist to the Australian Dental Association

Dr Geraldine Moses AM, Consultant Pharmacist to the Australian Dental Association (Lead) and Dr Annalene Weston, Dentolegal Consultant, Dental Protection (Q&A)

Adjunct Associate Professor Geraldine Moses AM is a clinical pharmacist who provides a national drug information and advisory service to Australian Dental Association members called “Pharma-Advice”.

Geraldine holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and continues to work part-time as a consultant pharmacist at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane. She also consults to various organisations, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, NPS MedicineWise and the New Zealand Dental Association.  Adjunct Associate Professor Moses AM  is well known within her profession and has received many awards including Australian Pharmacist of the Year in 2020, ADAQ’s Medal of Merit in 2013 and in the 2019 Australia Day Honours, became a Member of the Order of Australia.

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