Friday, August 24, 2018, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Presented by Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
What is your patient NOT telling you about their self-medication? Whether it be prescription or non-prescription medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements, or illicit substances, our patients may self-medicate without mention during a review of their medical history. Gain a thorough understanding of the side effects, contraindications and potential drug interactions of these substances. Learn techniques useful in obtaining a complete and accurate patient medication history, as well as identifying and managing a substance-abusing patient.
- Discuss the most commonly used prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products, nutritional supplements and illicit substances that patients use to self-medicate
- Describe the clinical dental considerations of these products, including oral manifestations and potential impact on dental therapy
- Discover techniques useful in obtaining a complete and accurate medication history and identifying substance abuse
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.