Anti-Infectives in the Dental Office: What’s New?

Aug. 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO 

Subject: 010 Basic Science 
Credits: 1.5
Thursday, August 27: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists, Dental Staff, New Dentists, Students
Fee: Members: $75; Member Staff: $75; Students: $37.50; Non-Members: $125


Learning Objectives 

• Recognize the prevalence of various bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
• Understand the rational use of anti-infective agents in dentistry, both in terms of the management of existing orofacial infections and for prophylaxis.
• Be aware of potentially problematic adverse drug reactions and drug interactions that may arise between medications the patient may be taking and antimicrobials prescribed by the dental practitioner.
• Understand the importance of organ function and disease status in altering the absorption, distribution, metabolism and therapeutic action of antimicrobials, and be able to appropriately modify usage and dosing of standard drugs or substitute alternative medications.

Speaker Bio

Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, is an assistant professor of pharmacology and preventive dentistry as well as a clinical instructor and treatment plan coordinator at the University of Toronto (U of T) Faculty of Dentistry, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. He received both his DDS and MSc from the U of T. Ouanounou has received numerous teaching awards, including the U of T’s prestigious Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award (2015) and the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry’s W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2019). Ouanounou is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He has published and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and maintains a general private practice in Toronto.
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