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Postoperative Management course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
40 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of Surgeons, NHS

This session covers the postoperative management of the patient from the pharmacological perspective. It looks at postoperative control of pain and swelling and postoperative control of infection that can be managed by the dentist.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List the drugs available to the dentist for postoperative analgesia
  • List which drugs can be prescribed by the dentist for their antibacterial properties and what their indications for use are
  • Describe the strategies available for the prevention and management of postoperative oedema

These are areas of particular relevance because, if they are managed well, the patient is comfortable, happier and the healing process is improved.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Be familiar with common drug interactions
  • Be familiar with the British National Formulary (BNF) dental practitioners' formulary
Instructors / Speakers
Michael Millwaters,
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Michael qualified from dental school at the Royal London Hospital with a BDS in 1991, and from medical school at UCH London in 2000. In between SHO jobs at the Royal London and St. Margaret’s in Epping, Michael worked in a general dental practice in Bishop’s Stortford and Colchester. Following medical school, he began registrar training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in north east London. On completion of training, he was appointed as consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Bart’s and the London and Princess Alexandria Hospital, Harlow.

Postoperative Management course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
40 minutes
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