Best Western St. Catherines Hotel and Conference Centre

2 North Service Rd., St. Catharines, ON  L2N 4G9





January 12, 2018

"A Comprehensive Guide to Essential Dental Pharmacology"

Speaker: Dr. Peter Nkansah

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Location: Best Western St. Catharines Hotel and Conference Centre, St. Catharines

Sponsored by "Rotsaert Dental Lab" and "Hansamed Limited"

CE - Category 1, 6 Credits





Learning Objectives:

Part science and part art, delivering dental therapies to our patients requires a working knowledge of many things, including pharmacology. This full-day session will review the pharmacology and use of numerous types of drugs, including:

• Local anaesthetics

• Analgesics, including opioids

• Anti-infectives

• Anti-thrombotics

• MRONJ-associated medications (e.g. bisphosphonates)

• Agents for conscious sedation and anxiolysis

Further, we will briefly discuss some likely future trends of pharmacotherapy in dentistry. We will also review the drugs that we don’t prescribe but that our patients may present to us with. Time and interest permitting, we will also touch upon the ever-expanding world of natural remedies and some of the potential issues that these medicines may pose for us.

By the end of the session, we should be able to more confidently use our knowledge of drugs for the safe and effective treatment of our patients.



Speaker Biography

Practicum Experience:

  • Emergency Medicine Instructor:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course director and instructor


  • Speaker on topics including medical emergencies, sedation in dental offices and advanced local anaesthesia. Involved in Continuing Education departments at the U. of Toronto, Western University, the Toronto Academy of Dentistry, and the Ontario Dental Association
  • Instructor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Clinical and didactic instructor with the Depts. of Anaesthesia and Pharmacology


Dental Consultant for the Toronto Raptors & Raptors 905 and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues sports teams


Clinical Employment:

  • July 2014-present  Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • January 2013-June 2014
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
  • January 2010-present
    ACLS Course Director
    Advanced Life Support Educators Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto.
  • July 1994-September 1999, December 2002-present
    Sleep For Dentistry, 111-4800 Leslie Street, Toronto.

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