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Q: Which heart condition requires premedications?
(A). Calcified aortic stenosis(B). Rheumatic heart disease(C). Ventricular septal defect(D). Artificial heart valvesThe conditions that require antibiotics prior to dental care according to the most recent American Heart Association guideline (2012) are: Cardiac transplantthat develops cardiac...  Read More
Q: The recommended amoxicillin premedication dose for an adult patient is:
(A). 300 mg(B). 500 mg(C). 600 mg(D). 2 gKeyword: adult2 g ofamoxicillin1 hour prior to the dental appointment is the recommended premedication dose for anadultpatient. Other drugs and doses for premedication are as follows: 600 mg clindamycin 500 mg azithromycin 500 mg clarithromycinWhat...  Read More
Q: The following drugs cause pupil dilation EXCEPT:
(A). Meth(B). Cocaine(C). LSD(D). MorphineKeyword: dilationThe pupil is constricted or dilated by the smooth muscle in theiris. Increased release of acetylcholine by theparasympatheticnervous system (rest and digest reaction) causescontractionof thecircularsmooth muscle. This makes the pupil (the...  Read More
Q: Patients with artificial joints require premedication before dental treatments for:
(A). The first 6 months(B). The first 2 months(C). The first 2 years(D). Premedication is not indicatedThis is probably one of the most commonly asked questions by students at. At school, you may have been taught the “2 years, or for life” rule. Buttossthat! The newest guidelines from...  Read More
Q: Metronidazole (Flagyl) is related to the following oral side effects, EXCEPT:
(A). Black hairy tongue(B). Metallic taste(C). Gingival hyperplasia(D). XerostomiaMetronidazole is an anti-infective drug (antibiotics) that is used in dentistry to treatinfectionscaused by anaerobes organisms andaggressive periodontitis. The oral side effects of metronidazole include: Metallic...  Read More
Episode 24: Dealin' Drugs with Dr. Rising
Podcast Studio 1-A was recently graced with the presence of local pharmacology expert and owner, Dr. Curt Rising— who also happens to be a lifelong friend ofJustin's. Curt gives us some insight into the best practices forprescribing medication in relation to dental work, implant placement...  Read More
Which drug is an amide?
(A). Procaine (B). Mepivacaine (C). Propoxycaine (D). CocaineMepivacaine, articaine, prilocaine, lidocaine, and bupivacaine are amides. 3% mepivacaine plain is recommended for patients when vasoconstrictors are contraindicated and for shorter dental procedures.Procaine, propoxycaine, and cocaine...  Read More
Which of the following is NOT true about acetaminophen?
Which of the following is NOT true about acetaminophen? it is analgesic It is antipyretic It is anti-inflammatory All of the aboveAnswer: C. It is anti-inflammatoryAcetaminophen (Tylenol) is an antipyretic (fever-reducing) and analgesic (pain-relieving) agent, but is not...  Read More

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