Recommendations for Antibiotic Prescribing and Treating Nausea and Vomiting

Friday, December 4, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:00am


Antibiotics are frequently used to treat infection in Dental Patients. Dr. Sims will review common pathogens found in the oral cavity associated with particular oral infections and review antibiotic choices for the treatment of those pathogens associated with those infections. Dr. Sims will provide antibiotic options for patients who are allergic to certain antibiotics. She will review adverse effects and drug interactions for recommended antibiotics.

Dental patients may experience nausea and vomiting associated with dental treatment. The nausea and vomiting may be related to anxiety, swallowing blood, pain, sedation or from positional changes perioperatively. Dr. Sims will review common causes of nausea and vomiting and recommend anti-emetics that can be used to prevent nausea and vomiting or treat nausea and vomiting. She will review adverse effects of those antiemetics.


Pamela J. Sims, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Sims earned her B.S. Pharmacy from the University of Florida, her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Sims recently retired as Professor of Pharmacokinetics in the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy (SUMSOP) where she also coordinated and lectured in pharmacology courses for the Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner and Physical Therapy programs.

Prior to Samford, she served on the faculty of Idaho State University.

Dr. Sims holds a faculty appointment in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Department of Pediatrics where she provides lectures in Pharmacology to the Post-doctoral Dental Residents and has provided courses to the residents and the Part II Board Review in Pharmacology to D4 students as well as lectures to D3 and D4 students.

Dr. Sims publishes and lectures nationally and internationally concerning topics on Dental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology and Pedagogy.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 12/31/2021.


Registration is $35 per person.


Registration open through 12/3/2020 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education
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