Section 5: Pharmacology of Analgesics Clinical Implications


AGD Member:  65.10

Student Member: 50.00

Speaker:  Geza T. Terezhalmy, DDS, MA

Non-Member: 93.00

Credit Hours:  2

Subject Code: 340 – Anesthesia and Pain Management

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Course Abstract:

The most common complaint causing a person to seek the services of an oral health care provider is pain. Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Proper management of pain requires an understand­ing of its complexity, an appreciation for the factors that determine its expression in the clinical setting, the implementation of disease-modifying procedures (primary dental care) and sound pharmacological strategies (analgesia) in the postoperative period.

Course Description:

Introduce evidence-based information that will help with the selection of the most appropriate analgesic for the management of pain in the postoperative period.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the practitioner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic mechanisms of acute pain
  2. Discuss the pharmacology of analgesics
  3. Discuss factors to be considered in the selection of analgesics
  4. Discuss potential adverse drug events associated with the use of analgesics


Dr. Geza T. Terezhalmy received his D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine and his M.A. from The George Washington University. Currently he is a professor for the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School. He is also a clinical professor for the Department of Pharmacology at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Terezhalmy serves as a National Consultant for Dental Pharmacotherapeutics to the US Surgeon General and also to the Naval Postgraduate Dental School as a consultant in their department of Oral Medicine. He has served on the editorial boards of Quintessence International, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology and has an extensive list of publication credits with articles appearing in The American Journal of Dentistry, The International Journal of Dental Hygiene, the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice and the Archives of Oral Biology. Dr. Terezhalmy has served as president of the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis and of the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

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Expiration Date

October 23, 2021


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