Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH, is an associate professor at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she teaches pharmacology, radiology and research methods. Her research interests include educational methodology, loupes, financial management practices of the dental hygienist, and impact of pharmacological therapies on oral and systemic health. Stramoski has published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, and has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally. She is a past president of the Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association and currently serves as membership chair. Stramoski can be reached at: email@example.com.
As the popularity of these therapeutic injections increases, oral health professionals should be familiar with their mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, and evidence for safe and effective use.
In order to safely and effectively manage this patient population, oral health professionals should be able to recognize the medical indications for which antiplatelets are prescribed and understand their adverse effects.