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  • A Review of Drugs in DentistryJan 18, 20209:00 am - 4:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Theatre B

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Course Description

Medication is something every dental practitioner must consider in care and treatment of their patients. Drugs (prescription or non-prescription) can help a patient achieve optimal oral health, but when a drug interaction occurs, it can also lead to complications and emergencies. That’s why dental providers must be familiar with the pharmacology of drugs
they recommend, prescribe and use in practice, as well as the patient’s medical history and commonly-used pharmaceuticals.

This course will review drugs commonly used in dentistry for treatment, management of pain and infection and intervention in emergency settings and will also include a brief discussion of sedation drugs. It will also review the indications, contraindications, dosage regimen as well as the mechanism of action for each classification of drugs.

The course will also cover the impact of other drugs on dental treatment, such as commonly used medications for treatment of systemic diseases as well as those related to substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • Understand the classifications of drugs commonly used that can impact dental treatment
  • Understand the pharmacology of various drugs in dentistry
  • Be knowledgeable of the indications, contraindications and the regimen of drugs used in dental treatment
  • Recognize the implication of drugs prescribed for systemic illnesses on dental treatment
  • Recognize the impact of drugs associated with substance use disorders on dental treatment

Course Brochure Review Drugs Brochure Jan 2020


Leland R. McFadden, DDS, M.Sc, FRCD(C)
Acting Program Director, Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Assistant Professor; Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
and Graduate Orthodontic, Preventive Dental Science, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry; Private practice

Dr. Leland (Lee) McFadden completed his undergraduate dental training at the University of Alberta and obtained his Doctor in Dental Medicine in 1978. After completing a dental internship at the University of Alberta and private practice for 2 years, he moved on to graduate studies at Dalhousie University where he obtained his Masters of Science in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) in 1984. Upon completion of his studies, he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to begin his OMFS practice.

Dr. McFadden is an Assistant Professor at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University Of Manitoba,where he has been active in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the disciplines of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics.

Dr. McFadden has served as the President of the Medical Staff at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg. He has also been active in organized dentistry having served as the President of the Manitoba Dental Association, the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. At present, Dr. McFadden serves as the Registrar of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. McFadden has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in several Cleft Palate Surgical Missions to Viet Nam organized by Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dalhousie University.

Lee enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing and camping. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children as well as four grandchildren. They enjoy opportunities to travel.


Colin Reeve, BSP, CDE, CTE, CRE
Clinical Pharmacist; My Health Team (WRHA),
Inkster/Seven Oaks, NorWest Co-op Community Health,

Colin is a clinical pharmacist and diabetes educator, practicing with the primary care team at the Nor West Community Health Co-op and a recent addition to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority My Health Team in the Inkster/Seven Oaks catchment. A past recipient of the Takeda Magnum Opus award, Colin is currently pursuing his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Toronto with academic interests in diabetes, respiratory medicine and pain management with a focus on collaborative models of patient care delivery. Colin has previously held position as the Manitoba representative for the Canadian Pharmacists Association Diabetes Strategy for Pharmacists and currently holds position as a Manitoba Vice President for the Pharmacists for a Smoke-Free Canada.

This event is also available via livestream.
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Dentist: $395
Dental hygienist $150
Dental assistant/ Other $75

Registration Deadline

January 10, 2020

Study Credits

This course is designed for 6 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to  June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 134|AGD Subject Code CPDDRUGS2020

Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

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