Oral Pharmacology (DHG 225)

The course introduces the student to the general principles of applied pharmacology, including: drug action, interaction, adverse reactions, handling, and prescription writing. Drugs for management of medical diseases and conditions are examined as they affect the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Drugs utilized in dentistry are examined as to how they may alter dental treatment. Stressed is the pharmacology related to medical and dental emergencies.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
DHG 158 - Theory & Practice of Dental Hygiene II
DHG 159 - Histology & Pathology of Oral Tissues
DHG 161 - Periodontics I


The following courses must be taken along side this course
DHG 224 - Materials in Dentistry
DHG 226 - Dental Pain Control
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