Clinical Update

The clinical update online is a free member service providing up to 11 FREE CPD hours per year.

Each month, the clinical update is published online and in the Victorian Dentist. There are 11 clinical updates per year, corresponding with the distribution of the Victorian Dentist from February to December. This service is available to ADAVB and ADATas members only. Members can log in to view and answer the clinical update questions. If you answer at least eight out of 10 questions correctly, you will receive one hour of scientific CPD.

Please note: Each new clinical update will be available from the first business day of each month.

A review of drugs that contribute to bleeding risk in general dental practice

Teoh, L., Moses, G., McCullough, MJ. (2020) A review of drugs that contribute to bleeding risk in general dental practice. Aust Dent J

Compiled by Dr Nirav Bhatia


Drug‐related factors contribute to bleeding risk and dentists must consider all drugs a patient is taking that may exaggerate a bleeding risk. These include the new antiplatelet drugs and the new direct‐acting oral anticoagulant drugs (DOACs) that are increasingly popular for management of thrombotic risk. Other drugs such as antidepressants, non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), herbal and complementary medicines also add to bleeding risk both directly, and through drug interactions.

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