This course provides the postgraduate dentistry students with the essential pharmacological knowledge of routinely prescribed medications for medical and dental conditions. General information about pharmacology, adverse reactions, prescription writing, and autonomic pharmacology in oral health care will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on dosages, adverse effects and contraindications of nonopioid analgesics, opioid analgesics, antibiotics, antimicrobial agents, and general and local anesthetics. In addition, this course equips the students with basic information on drugs prescribed for the more common disease states that patients may present with, as well as how those medications themselves can alter oral health care. In addition, this course includes significant information on treating emergency situations, pregnant or lactating women and patients with substance abuse issues with special focus on dental-related adverse effects and drug-drug interactions.