Steroids prescription in dentistry

Learn about the positive and negative effects of steroids and how to manage dental patients on long-term steroid therapy.

Learning objectives:

  1. Display the effectiveness of local and systemic steroids in the treatment of oral mucosal disease.
  2. Identification and management of the side effects of steroid therapy
  3. Review the updated clinical guidelines for management of dental patients using systemic steroids.

Eric Stoopler, DMD, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS 
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine