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Dental Medications

Find the drug, copy the script, done!

The Little Dental Drug Booklet has been used by dentists and dental offices for over 20 years. This pocket-sized book is designed as a quick reference for the drugs most commonly used in dental practice. It includes practical, practice-oriented suggestions made by dental professionals and a section on prescription writing and prescription requirements.


The booklet provides dental professionals abridged information on prescription writing, useful websites, and common abbreviations. It also covers specific medical situations and the appropriate medications to be used, including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety/Sedation
  • Pain Management
  • Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Infections
  • Oral Soft Tissue Problems
  • Salivary Hyposecretion/Salivary Hypersecretion
  • Prophylactic Antibiotic Coverage
  • Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedure
  • Antiresorptive Agent-Induced (Bisphosphonate) Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ARONJ)
  • Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Tobacco Cessation

A handy Subject Index and Drug Index are provided in the Contents section to make look-up fast and easy.

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How to know what to order? If you don’t have a copy of the textbook then choose the book and test option. Does a friend already have the book or do you? Then just order a test that can be delivered either via email or mailed as a hard copy.  All tests can be taken online or via our mail option.

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Dental Medications
(book and test) Traditional Hardcopy

4 Hours     $39.95

The Little Dental Drug Booklet
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Dental Medications
(test only)

4 Hours     $20.00

Last reviewed: April 1, 2018
Expires: April 1, 2021

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About the Authors

Dr. Peter Jacobsen lectures extensively in Dental Pharmacology as well as Over-the-Counter Dental Drugs and Products. He also presents on the topic of the Dental Management of Medically Complex patients. His information is practical and clinically relevant for dentists as well as dental hygienists. Dr. Jacobsen has a national reputation for being very entertaining, making his presentations lively and enjoyable.

Dr. Jacobsen's Ph.D. is in Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology and he directed the Oral Medicine Clinic at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for over 25 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and past Chairperson of the Council on Dental Therapeutics of the ADA. Eight years in a row he has been named as one of the Leaders in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today magazine. He also received the 1999 Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He writes the Dental Drug Booklet, a succinct handout and reference on commonly prescribed dental medications.

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Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. Current medications used to treat medical conditions in dental practices.
  2. Precautions associated with the use of specific drugs in dentistry.
  3. Recommended drugs and their dosages for anxiolysis, pain, infections, and soft tissue and other common oral problems.
  4. Special considerations for use of drugs in medically complex dental patients.

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Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • 1. Anxiety Control
  • 2. Acute Pain
  • 3. Infection (Bacterial)
  • 4. Infection (Fungal)
  • 5. Infection (Viral)
  • 6. Oral Soft Tissue Problems
  • 7. Miscellaneous
  • 8. Managing Medically Complex Patients
  • 9. Tobacco Cessation
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