200 Most Common Drugs

Full Course:  10 Credits for CE/CPD ~ California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE), ADA CERP, or AGD PACE (AGD Code 340) (PRD 5/25/18, EXP 5/25/24)

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Series 2 (DRG2) Topics Include: Cardiovascular Drugs, Drugs for Thromboembolic Complications, Endocrine Drugs, Diabetes Medications, Thyroid Dysfunction, Adrenal Function, Osteopenia & Osteoporosis, and more.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Geza Terezhalmy, DDS, MA


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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported



Cardiovascular Drugs Cardiovascular Drugs

Drugs for Hypertention

Drugs for Coronary Artery

Drugs for Cardiac Arrhythmias

Drugs for Heart Failure

Drugs for Thromboembolic Complications

Treatment Strategies

Endocrine Drugs Diabetes Medications Drugs for Thyroid Dysfunction Drugs for Adrenal Function Drugs for Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

Diabetes Medications

Drugs for Thyroid Dysfunction

Drugs for Adrenal Function

Drugs for Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

Course Objectives

Today’s clinicians treat more medically and pharmacologically compromised patients than ever before. The availability of more than a thousand active ingredients in several thousand different formulations, and with over 100,000 nonprescription medications, with hundreds of facts about each of them, presents a seemingly insurmountable challenge in mastering the essentials for the clinical decision making process. Fortunately, the clinician who understands general pharmacological principles can learn to predict the behavior of each drug based on a few facts. It is better to develop a drug profile than it is to memorize isolated data. The best way to achieve this objective is to associate, envision, predict, and inquire.

  • Associate each drug with information already know
  • Envision the course of events that would occur as a drug enters the patient’s body
  • Predict clinical uses and adverse drug effects based on a drug’s mechanism of action
  • Inquire which fact about a drug is going to impact on the clinical decision making process


Participants in this course will be introduced to representative cardiovascular drug profiles based on the top 200 drugs dispensed by U.S. community pharmacies. An awareness of the various drugs commonly prescribed drugs will assist clinicians in identifying patients with commonly encountered cardiovascular problems. The intent is to provide participants with evidence-based knowledge essential for risk stratification of patients taking cardiovascular drugs and the development of appropriate diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic strategies commensurate with a patient’s ability to undergo and respond to dental care.


After completing this course the participant will have a better understanding and working knowledge of the following:

Evidence-based knowledge essential for risk stratifications of patients taking one of 200 drugs dispensed by United States community pharmacies and for the developing oral healthcare strategies commensurate with patients’ functional capacity.

  • Discuss the medical management of common systemic diseases predicated on the top 200 prescription drugs
  • Discuss disease-related, treatment-related and procedure-related variables
  • Develop therapeutic strategies predicated on the patient’s ability to undergo and respond to dental care


American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

Produced: 5/25/2018      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 5/24/2024



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