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Webinar: Managing patients who claim drug allergy – unlearning what you learned at University (AU)

  • Dates: 23 – 23 Jul, 2020

Date:  Thursday 23 July 2020
19.30 – 20.30 AEST
The webinar is live from Brisbane at 19.30 hours
Suitable for: All Australian dental practitioners 

Antibiotic allergy is reported in up to 10% of patients yet numerous recent studies have shown that, when tested, ~90% are not allergic at all! Allergies claimed to analgesics, sulfites and local anaesthetics are also common. Given the limited range of drugs used in dentistry heeding allergy poses challenges to appropriate drug selection, especially given emerging data that most allergic reactions do not last forever. How can you confidently tell the difference between patients who once were allergic, who were never allergic and those who truly are?

Join Dr Geraldine Moses AM, Consultant Pharmacist to the Australian Dental Association, for a one-hour webinar discussion about the four types of drug allergies, how to differentiate between them, how to prescribe appropriately to each and how to take an allergy history. This webinar may show that much of what you learnt at university about drug allergies may no longer be true.

Dr Moses will be joined by Dental Protection Dentolegal Consultant, Dr Annalene Weston for a real time question and answer discussion.

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Know the four types of allergic reactions and their key manifestations
  • Identify allergic patients who must avoid all penicillins and those who do not
  • Differentiate between sulfite and ‘sulfa’ allergy
  • Explain how to manage proven local anaesthetic allergy
Guest speaker

Dr Geraldine Moses AM
Dr Geraldine Moses AM is a clinical pharmacist who provides a national drug information and advisory service to Australian Dental Association members called “Pharma-Advice”. Dr Moses 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 consults to various organisations, such as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, NPS MedicineWise and the New Zealand Dental Association. Dr Moses 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.

Dr Annalene Weston
Dr Annalene Weston is a Dentolegal Consultant for Dental Protection Australia. Dr Weston completed her undergraduate dental degree and vocational training in the UK, and worked in the NHS and private dentistry for four years before immigrating to Australia in 2003. She has worked across three Australian states, in both private and public dentistry, and gained her Masters in Health Law through the University of Sydney, Faculty of Law in 2009. Dr Weston was awarded a Fellowship to the American College of Dentistry in 2016 and a Fellowship to the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2019 in recognition of her strong work in ethics and collegiate support. Dr Weston continues to practice on a part time basis.

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