Prescription Drugs and Periodontal Problems

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Dato: 19. november 2019
Tid: 17:00 - 20:00
Sted: Gentofte Hotel


Foredrag ved Professor Francis Hughes, Kings College, London:

Modern medicine is arguably doing a remarkable job in maintaining the relatively good health of an increasingly ageing population.  One of the consequences of this is that a very large proportion of the population is taking one or more medications on a regular basis.  It has long been recognised that some systemic drugs may influence the periodontal tissues, such as those causing gingival overgrowth.  However these effects are increasingly common with the wide spread use of many medications, and the development of novel therapies for both chronic inflammatory conditions and treatment of malignancies.

Aims :  To discuss the effects of prescription drugs on the periodontal tissues.

Objectives :

  1. To discuss the rise in use of many medicines for the management of common chronic non-communicable diseases;
  2. To discuss the effects of calcium channel blocker drugs on periodontal disease;
  3. To consider other medications which can cause gingival overgrowth;
  4. To discuss whether statins may have effects on periodontal disease;
  5. To briefly review the effects of anti–rheumatoid therapies based on cytokine blocking on periodontal disease;
  6. To briefly review the effects of other drugs, including novel anti–cancer drugs, on periodontal disease.

Learning Outcomes.

At the end of the session the participant should be able to :

  1. To describe the most widely used classes of drugs today;
  2. To recognise the role of Calcium Channel Blocker drugs on the periodontal tissues;
  3. To be able to consider when and how to liase with a patient’s physician regarding changing medication for periodontal reasons;
  4. To identify less common drug- periodontal interactions;

Aftenens program:

17:00-18:00: Sandwich og socialt samvær

18:00-19:30 Foredrag ved Professor Francis Hughes


Om aftenens foredragsholder:

Francis Hughes is Professor of Periodontology at Kings College London.  He completed his undergraduate training at Guys Hospital in 1979 and then carried out his postgraduate clinical and research training at the London Hospital Medical School and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, with Prof Tony Melcher.  He was appointed Professor of Periodontology at Barts & The London in 1999, and took up his current position at KCL in 2009.

Francis is a past president of the British Society of Periodontology and of the Pan European Federation of IADR, until recently was Chair of the Annual Session Committee of IADR and was Chair of the EuroPerio 8 conference held in London in June 2015.  He has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Oral Diseases and Journal of Periodontal Research and a co-author of the recent review of systemic conditions affecting the Periodontium for the 2017 World Workshop in Classification of Periodontal Diseases.

Francis’s research interests include systemic risk factors and biomarkers of periodontitis and the biological mechanisms of periodontal regeneration, bone formation and periodontal stem cell biology.  He is an enthusiastic teacher and has written 2 undergraduate textbooks in periodontology – “Pathology of Periodontal Disease”, and “Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.”


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