Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

DHYG 336 Dental Pharmacology

Students explore general principles of pharmacology including drug action and uses, physiological and therapeutic effects, classifications, interactions, side effects, and systemic and oral manifestations, with application to the specific systemic and oral conditions that they affect. Drugs commonly encountered and prescribed in the dental office are emphasized.

Prerequisites: DHYG 321 , DHYG 323 , DHYG 324 , DHYG 325 , DHYG 326 , and DHYG 329  

Corequisites: DHYG 331 , DHYG 332 , DHYG 333 , DHYG 335 , and DHYG 338  

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of pharmacology in dental hygiene care
  • Identify reliable sources for drug information
  • Explain the process of new drug approval, drug regulation, and drug safety
  • Describe the process of prescription writing
  • Describe drug abuse, including patterns of abuse, and implications for dental care
  • Explain the basic principles of drug action and how drugs are handled by the body
  • List and describe drugs used in dental practice and by dental patients
  • Explain the relationship of different drugs to the conditions that they treat
  • Identify potential adverse effects and interactions of prescription and over-the-counter drugs

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20