Kelly W. Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he received both his B.S in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. He also completed a Pharm. D. Fellowship in Family Medicine from MUSC. After graduation he join the faculty at the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program in Florence, South Carolina and worked with them for 28 years. In 2016, he broke away from academics to co-own a new independent pharmacy located in Florence simply called THE Pharmacy. Who says a teacher can’t practice! In 1993, he was awarded Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and since has renewed that certification three times. Dr. Jones was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, married to Lisa and has 6 wonderful children Amanda, West, Carol, Mason, Hamilton and Jackson. To these he can add 4 grandchildren; Mae, Kellett, Lily and Sammy. He currently reside in Hartsville, South Carolina. His hobbies include family, writing music and what ever his wife tells him to do!
- Top Pharmacotherapy Pearls That Will Enhance Your Dental Practice
Thursday, May 3rd, 8:30am-11:30am
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- Session Description:
Dentist have a variety of pharmaceuticals at their disposal to reduce the pain and suffering from dental disease. This course will highlight certain medications and pharmacotherapy pearls that can enhance dental practice. A review of evidence-based dentistry will start off the conference so the dentist can understand the value of the medications discussed. Various pearls surrounding antibiotics, anticoagulants, antiplatelet, opioids and sedation agents will be discussed. We will also how the dentist can use compounding pharmacies to enhance their practice.
- Identify new therapeutic agents recently introduced to the market and explain their appropriate uses that dentist should know.
- Describe the indications and the most important adverse events and precautions of each new therapeutic agent.
- Describe any important drug interactions and pharmacokinetic parameters that are clinically relevant for the dentist.
- Discuss any evidence-based clinical trials that may be published about the medications to aid in therapeutic selection.
- Discuss the difference dosing antibiotic regimen duration for different dental infections.
- Discuss MRSA and the current treatment for outpatient management.
- Briefly describe the concepts of relative risk reduction, absolute risk reduction, number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH), and how these statistical measures affect data interpretation.
- Discuss POEMS from clinical research that should change your practice in dentistry.
- Discuss low, medium and high risk surgeries and what needs to be done when a patient is on anticoagulation.
- The Pain Conundrum: Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Thursday, May 3rd 1:30pm - 4:30pm
- Credit Hours:
- Session Description:
So much has happened with pain medications in the last decade. One of the most devastating statistics of our time is that more people, young and old, die of unintended overdose with prescription opioid medications than in car accidents per month. There is a tension between underprescribing and harmful access. This 3-hour lecture will focus on this problem and recent ideas for a solution. Other drugs impacting our youth will be discussed like the potential impact of medical marijuana, bath salts and stimulants.
- Describe the FDA's concern and request for a new risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for prescribing opioid medications.
- Discuss the recent articles and concerns about the increase in mortality associated with opioid prescribing.
- Discuss the new CDC guidelines concerning opioid therapy.
- Discuss medications of abuse (i.e., bath salts, butalbital, carisoprolol, and more).
- Discuss common medications of abuse in teenagers and the pharmacotherapy that the dentist should assess.
- Discuss measures to reduce deaths from opioid overdose and prescription drug abuse (i.e., inappropriate prescribing, adequate counseling, patient monitoring, patient misuse or abuse).