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DEN 206 - Dental Pharmacology

Pharmacology as it affects the clinical practice of dental hygiene and dentistry.  Emphasis is on drugs commonly used in dentistry and correct methods for their use.  Also covers the major drug classes and their uses.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prequisites:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 107 Introduction to Periodontology, DEN 110W Dental Materials, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology, CLT 209L Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

Corequisites:  Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 201 Dental Hygiene III, DEN 203 Pain Management in Dentistry, DEN 204 General and Oral Pathology, DEN 205 Periodontology, DEN 209 Dental Nutrition, PSY 110 General Psychology

Credits: 2
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Define and use the vocabulary and terminology associated with dental pharmacology.
  2. Use reference books to learn about unfamiliar drugs.
  3. List the major classes of drugs and their actions and uses.
  4. Describe and demonstrate the basic components of writing prescriptions.
  5. List and describe drugs commonly used in dentistry, particularly local anesthetics.

Intended Outcomes of the Course:

Upon completion of DEN 206 Dental Pharmacology, the student will be able to define the basic principles of pharmacology, list the different classifications of drugs and describe how they relate to dentistry.