Oral Medicine Practice Session 1: Clinical "Red Flags" in Oral Medicine

Pharmacotoxicity: How and When to Stop

Lori Reisner, PharmD, FCSHP

Thursday, April 30
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Joel Napenas, DDS


The practice of oral medicine is heavily invested in prescribing medications. This talk highlights the major side effects of medications prescribed in oral medicine and provides clinical pearls for how to monitor the use of these medications and identify alerting sings of pharmacotoxicity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of pharmacotoxicity.
  2. Become familiar with pharmaceutical considerations that impact the management of oral medicine patients.
  3. Gain an appreciation for the role of medication related side effects in oral medicine practices.

About the Presenter:

Lori Reisner, PharmD, FCSHP

Dr. Reisner joined the faculty of UCSF in 1987 as a Pharmacy Practice Resident and has served in various roles since that time, including as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Dentistry courses and as a clinical pharmacist for the UCSF Pain Management Center. She has also been a research pharmacist for the UCSF Pain Clinical Research Center as well as a consultant to the Center for TMD and Orofacial Pain in the UCSF School of Dentistry. She currently serves on various medication-related committees at UCSF Medical Center and enjoys her role as a preceptor for students and residents. Lori is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Pain Society (APS), and the International Society for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Dr. Reisner has been involved in the development of a pain traineeship with the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) and has served at different times on the Board of Directors, the Scientific Program Committee and the Task Force for Centers of Excellence in Pain Management for APS. She has also served on the membership committee of ACCP. She received the Long Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCSF in 1988 and in 2003. Dr. Reisner has been invited to address national and international groups and has publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology, Dental Clinics of North America and the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. She sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care in Pain and Symptom Control, and is a peer reviewer for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and the Clinical Journal of Pain. She has authored chapters on pain management for the textbooks Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs and the ACCP Reviews for Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy.