General & Dental Pharmacology

General & Dental Pharmacology


Dental pharmacology
: study of the origin, nature, properties, and actions of drugs and their effects on dental tissues or teeth; use this term mainly for intended, desired effects.
Dental Pharmacology relates to the study of drugs commonly used in the treatment of dental disease. Dental Pharmacology department will also study drugs primarily used in medicine, which fit in the same categories as dentally used drugs, when it is appropriate.

Aim and objectives
Pharmacology is situated between the basic and clinical sciences and is important for dental students. There is a growing demand on the dental clinicians to know huge knowledge of drugs and how to use them for patients.
For these purpose, the aim of dental pharmacology is to teach the scientific aspects of pharmacology and how drugs act on the various body system and deals with drugs of medical and dental fields and the last with drugs of special importance of dentistry. Dental students learn the principle of pharmacology through laboratory practice. Following these learning, they must acquire an adequate background for drug use in general practice.


The broad goal of teaching under graduate students in pharmacology is to inculcate rational and scientific basis of therapeutics keeping in view of dental curriculum and Profession.

Learning objects 

   Card -1
   1. Anti plaque agent
   2. Dentifrices
   3. Caries and fluoride
   4. Disclosing agent
   5. Mouth wash
   6. Mummifying agent
   7. Agent used in root canal treatment
   8. Local anesthesia
   9. Sialogogues and anti sialogogues
   10. Bleaching agent


   1. Analgesic used in dentistry
   2. Antibiotic used in dentistry
   3. Haemostatic agent used in dentistry
   4. Obtundents
   5. Astringents
   6. Infection control in dentistry
   7. Vitamins and minerals
   8. Anti viral drug
   9. Anti fungal drug
   10. Dental emergency

Measurement and Evaluation

    1. Lecture class
    2. Tutorial class
    3. Clinical class
    4. Examination test
            ▪ Monthly written test
            ▪ Verbal test ( item )
            ▪ Card final exam (both written & viva)
            ▪ Term final exam (both written & viva)
            ▪ Professional exam (both written & viva) 


    1. Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry.
by: RA Cawson.
    2. Basic Pharmacology and Clinical Drug use in Dentistry.
by: RA Cawson.
    3. ADA Guide to Dental Therepeutics.
by: Kenneth.
    4. Pharmacology & Therepeutics for Dentistry. by: Yagiela.
    5. Text Book of Dental Pharmacology. by: J.G. Walton.
    6. Dental Pharmacology.
by: Peigtion.

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