Clinical Dental Implications
“Hurts So Good!”
Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines
Many states have legalized cannabis (marijuana) for medical use and for recreational purposes. It has been promoted as a replacement for opioids in the treatment of pain and even as a substitute for opioids in the treatment of addiction. Yet, due to its status as a Schedule I substance, there has been relatively little research regarding cannabis and its medicinal uses, especially in dentistry. This one-hour course will introduce the dental professional to the most current information regarding cannabis, including its various dosage forms, routes of administration, adverse effects, and effects on dental treatment.
“This is by far the BEST presentation I’ve been to in 30 years of practice! I didn’t want it to end! Really!!!”R.L., Hinman Dental Meeting
“So much practical information! So many, many laughs! You held my attention every second! I’m blown away!” M.B., Yankee Dental Congress
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Discuss the history and various types of cannabis, as well as its current legal status and proposed uses in dentistry.
Describe the pharmacology of cannabis, including its mechanism of action, routes of administration and available formulations.
- Explore the dental considerations of cannabis, including potential treatment modifications, and strategies for patient care planning.
Thomas Viola is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia.
Tom is a member of the faculty of 16 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making dental pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.
“Thank you for making me laugh AND learn! Only you could make dental pharmacology THIS enjoyable and useful!”D.H., Greater New York Dental Meeting