Friday, August 24, 2018, 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Presented by Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
Would you like to more confidently treat dental patients who take medications for a wide range of comorbidities? Throughout the course of their daily practice, dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology; however, pharmacology often represents only a small portion of most dental degree programs. Armed with a relatively brief exposure to such vast subject matter, many dental professionals have difficulty retaining this knowledge throughout their career. This program will present dental pharmacology in a format which makes it applicable, practical and useful for all members of the dental team. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies and techniques essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our medically complex patients.
- Identify the prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient’s medical history and discuss their indications for use, adverse reactions and impact on dental therapy
- Discuss the non-prescription medications most often used by dental patients and explain their impact on dental therapy, including situations which preclude their use
- Examine the most popular herbal products and nutritional supplements and discuss their purported uses and dental considerations
- Describe the most common substances of abuse and describe their oral manifestations and dental treatment considerations
Course Sponsored by Colgate
Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, dental educator and author and has earned a reputation as an international authority on dental pharmacology.
As a clinical educator, Tom is on the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs. In this role, he has instructed students in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and local anesthesia. In addition, Tom has instructed hundreds of practicing dental hygienists in local anesthesia certification courses.
As a published writer, Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his contributions to many dental journals in the areas of pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia. In addition, Tom has served as a contributor, chapter author and peer reviewer for several dental pharmacology textbooks and national board exam review books..
As a professional speaker, Tom has presented continuing education courses to dental professionals throughout the world. Meeting planners agree that Tom is their choice to educate audiences within this specialty.