Safe & Effective Antibiotic and Opioid Prescribing
Friday October 25, 2019 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Dentists are part of a larger community of prescribers, all having unique responsibilities when providing antibiotics and opioids for patients.
Learn about preventive and therapeutic regimes for treating bacterial infections and pain and the role dentists must play in reducing risk to the public.
Dr. Edith Blondel-Hill trained at the University of Alberta and received specialty training in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical microbiology. She is co-author of the Bugs and Drugs app and medical director of Do Bugs Need Drugs? program. Her major interests include mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, susceptibility testing and antimcrobial stewardship.
Dr. Clifford Pau is Clinical Assistant Professor at Faculty of Dentistry, UBC, teaching pharmacology in the DMD and dental hygiene programs. He earned his DMD from the University of British Columbia in 2004. Prio to that, he obtained a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. majoring in pharmacology and therapeutics at UBC. His graduate research focused on the mechanism of pain induction and therapeutic choices. Dr. Pau practices as a general dentist in Vancouver, Toronto and Hong Kong.