Tennessee Dental Hygienists' Association

Commonly Prescribed Medications: The Relationship to Medical Emergencies

Recognizing the drugs listed on a patient's health history is essential in identifying and avoiding potential emergency situations.

Course Objective

  • List the drug classifications used most commonly in 2017-18
  • Identify actions of commonly taken drug products.
  • Describe clinical manifestation of both condition and prescription and effects affecting dental treatment.
  • Use websites effectively to Identify interactions between commonly prescribed drugs and drugs used in dental care.
  • Identify potential adverse reactions of commonly consumed drugs and describe effective strategies to prevent adverse effects during oral care.
  • Describe methods of management for potential medication related emergency situations.
  • Author(s)

    Frieda Pickett, RDH, MS
    Lynn Russell, RDH, MEd, EdD

    CE Credits Earned


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