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Nassau County Dental Society

377 Oak Street, Suite 204, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 227-1112 , Fax: (516) 227-1114

General Membership & Elections Meeting

General Membership & Elections Meeting
Date: 11/5/2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Short Description: Jericho Terrace

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Membership Benefit Course

General Membership Meeting 

(The Nassau County Dental Society Designates This Activity for 2 CEU)


Monday, November 5, 2018


Check-In and Dinner 6:30pm

Meeting 7:00pm

Lecture 7:30pm-9:30pm

Jericho Terrace



"Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Drugs in Dentistry: Stop the Interruption"



Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS


Miriam R. Robbins, DDS, MS is the Chair of the Department of Dental Medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at NYU College of Dentistry, where she was previously the Associate Chair of that department as well as the Director of Special Needs Dental Clinic. She received her dental degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and her MS in Management and Health Policy from the Robert Wagner School of Public Policy at NYU. She completed her residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and an American Cancer fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, both in New York City. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and hold Fellowships in the American College of Dentists, American Academy of Oral Medicine and the American Association of Hospital Dentists. She is the immediate past president of the Special Care Dentistry Association as well as the current president of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She lectures nationally and internationally as well as contributing to the dental and medical literature on the dental management of special needs and medically complex patients, managing the oral manifestation of systemic disease, HIV/AIDS, oral cancer and other oral medicine related topics.




Antithrombotic agents, including anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications, are increasingly used for a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Many oral health care professionals perceive these patients' bleeding complications as a significant challenge. This presentation plans to address such challenges, including: an overview of the current anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications being prescribed; interpretation of relevant laboratory testing; an overview of current recommendations regarding managing patients on anti-coagulation and anti-platelet therapy and clinical management options to address the risk of bleeding during and after invasive dental procedures. Acquiring knowledge of these essentials will greatly enhance the management of patients with bleeding disorders in the dental office.


Goal: Review over-the-counter and prescription medications which alter hemostasis as a therapeutic objective or adverse effect. Review indications, interactions, major side effects and what laboratory and/or clinical data are desired to make a clinical management decision within the context of planned dental therapy.


At the end of this presentation, the participant should be able to

1. Describe the relative risks of bleeding complications in patients on continuous antithrombotic medications undergoing dental procedures.

2. Describe the relative risks of thromboembolic complications in patients whose continuous antithrombotic medications are interrupted for dental procedures.

3. Describe the purpose of physician consultation in dentistry



  1. Become familiar with interpretation of common blood laboratory tests (normal and abnormal values) used to evaluate the anticipated degree of bleeding for a given patient.
  2. Discuss the medical/dental management strategies for patients taking antithrombotic medications.
  3. Discuss treatment plans (assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation and evaluation) that provide safety and comfort for managing patients with increased risk of bleeding in the dental environment.
  4. List and describe hemostatic agents (local and systemic) to prevent and/or reduce the clinical bleed in patients on antithrombotic medications during and after invasive dental procedures.
  5. Gain knowledge about the current evidence-based recommendations for the purpose of managing patients taking antithrombotic medications while providing invasive dental procedures.



Dr. Robbins' planned educational program includes the use of a PowerPoint presentation, case review and a question and answer session.






Bank of America Practice Solutions


Fidelis Care

Garfield Refining Company



Landmark Wealth Management





NCDS Member Dentists No Fee

Other Component ADA Member Dentists $125.00

Non-Dentist Staff  $100.00

Non-Member Dentists $175.00


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Please call us at 516-227-1112 if you have any questions about this lecture, questions about accessibility or to request an accomodation.



Jovanna Little, MS, CFRE, PHR, SHRM-CP

Executive Director




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