Alternative Medicine for the Dental Healthcare Provider

Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland School of Dentistry - Live Webinar via Zoom
Tuition: Dental Professionals: $69

2 CDE credit hours - lecture

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry designated this activity for 2 Continuing Dental Education hours.

Target Audience:  Dental Professionals
Presented by: Pamela Alberto, DMD
Conflict of Interest: Nothing to disclose


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Speaker Biography

Dr. Pamela Alberto, DMDDr. Pamela Alberto, DMD is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She was formerly the Director of Predoctoral Surgery and the Assistant Dean of Predoctoral Education at New Jersey Dental School.  She is a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Forensic Dentistry, American Board of Forensic Medicine, Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry.  She is a member of the International Society of Plastics, Anesthetics and Reconstructive Surgery, New Jersey Dental Association and American Dental Association. She is a Diplomate in the College of Dentistry in the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Alberto currently lectures nationally and internationally on Alternative Medicine, Guided Bone Regeneration with Implants, Surgical Management of Impacted teeth, Cosmetic procedures and Implant Complications. Dr. Alberto is cofounder of Cheerful Heart Missions that provides Dental care for patients in Haiti and Dominican Republic. She maintains a private practice in Sparta and Vernon N.J.

Course Description

In the early 1900’s Herbal Supplements were the hallmark of the pharmaceutical industry.  About 67% of all medicine listed in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) were botanicals.  Now only 2% of all entries in the USP are botanicals.  With the cost of rising health care, and a shift towards self-medicating, the consumer demand for 100% natural products has increased dramatically.  This Course will review the most common/y used herbs and natural substances. It will also provide you with information on drug herb interactions and unsafe herbs and natural supplements.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the differences between Holistic and Complementary Medicine.
  2. Know the definition of Herbal supplements
  3. Understand the science behind the herbal and natural supplements
  4. Recognize herbal/ drug interactions

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