Thomas A. Viola
Speaker, Teacher, Consultant, Author
Dental professionals are tasked with the safe and effective management of medically complex patients.
However, with the explosion of new drug entities and ever-changing therapy guidelines, many clinicians simply cannot keep up with the latest trends in disease state management and the impact on dental care.
With over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, dental educator and author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality dental continuing education content through his informative, funny and engaging presentations. Tom’s sellout programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment, along with specific focus on dental considerations and strategies for implementing effective care plans.
As a clinical educator, Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs . 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 several dental professional 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.