Update on Current and Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants and Anti-Platelets in Dental Extractions: Precautions, Management and Practical Tips

22nd March 2021

1900 – 2000 hours (UK time)

Online Teaching via Zoom


Post-extraction bleeding can lead to significant haemodynamic compromise and morbidity. The complications, occasionally, may even be life-threatening. A variety of anti-coagulants and anti-platelets are currently used in medicine to treat conditions such as atrial fibrillation, cardiac failure, ischaemic stroke, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and peripheral arterial disease. They are also indicated in patients with mechanical heart valves, cancer or gross obesity undergoing surgery. This talk, delivered by both an experienced dental surgeon and a physician, provides an overview of the anti-coagulants (e.g., warfarin, heparin, enoxaparin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban) and anti-platelets (e.g., aspirin and clopidogrel) that are currently used, the types and causes of post-extraction bleeding, haemostatic agents that are currently available, and the recommended guidelines for the management of patients who take these drugs and are undergoing dental extractions.

Suitable for:

  • Senior Dental Students
  • Practicing Dentists
  • Oral Surgeons
  • Vocational Trainees
  • Implant Dentists


Dr V. Murugaraj, BDS, MFDS RCS (Eng), FFD RCSI (Ire) Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine
Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Professor Stuart Enoch, MBBS, MRCS (Edin), MRCS (Eng), PhD
Professor – Higher Surgical Education
Doctors Academy Group

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 22nd March 2021
Time 1900 – 2000 hours (UK time)
Online Teaching via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This teaching event is part of the Erudition and Postgraduate Surgical Education Delivered by Experts (EPSEDE) Lecture Series, which is supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and The Doctors Academy Group.
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 60

Please only register for this event if you are certain that you will be able to attend. Failure to attend will result in our system preventing you from registering for any future event in the EPSEDE Lecture Series.