Safe prescribing in general dental practice – challenges and solutions

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Safe prescribing in general dental practice – challenges and solutions. / Mason, Julie; Vallance, Hannah; Pontefract, Sarah; Coleman, Jamie.

In: Dental Update, Vol. 46, No. 9, 02.10.2019, p. 828-835.

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title = "Safe prescribing in general dental practice – challenges and solutions",
abstract = "All dental practitioners will treat patients who take medicines. An ageing population, combined with improved management of patients with multiple long-term co-morbidities, has seen a rise in complex medication regimens. Healthcare specialization, a widening drug market and better access to medicines has also contributed to more patients taking multiple medicines for conditions, often managed by a variety of specialists. Whether these medicines are prescribed or bought over-the-counter, dental practitioners must understand the implications that these treatment regimens can have on dental care.CPD/Clinical relevance: Prescribing medicines is a small but essential part of dental practice. This paper describes various aspects of prescribing, the potential implications of dental treatment to a patient's medication regimen, and important considerations to reduce the risk of medication errors and improve patient safety.",
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