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Why this new drug should be known in the dental practice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application for Trelegy Ellipta for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients aged 18 years and older. This new indication, and resulting increased market demand, for Trelegy Ellipta is of importance to dentistry since its ingredients have dental implications and adverse effects which, due to the fixed …

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A link between periodontal disease and colorectal cancer?

Dental pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, is back to talk about a recent article finding a possible connection between colorectal cancer and periodontal disease. With the recent death of movie star Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer, now could be the perfect time to discuss this link with your patients. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 150: A link between periodontal …

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Vitamins, supplements, and battling COVID-19

Dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, is back to talk about a study that has been released detailing the role of supplements and vitamins in the fight against COVID-19. Some interesting and timely thoughts on the subject and what you need to know. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 148: Vitamins, supplements, and battling COVID-19

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Why it’s OK to not be OK right now

In this hard-hitting episode, IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry is joined by dental’s pharmacology expert Tom Viola to talk about some of the tough times being endured by dental team members and their patients … and what can be done about it. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 147: Why it’s OK to not be OK right now

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The link between proton pump inhibitors and dental implants

Dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, joins the podcast to talk about a link that dentists and team members need to know about between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and dental implants. He also discusses why PPIs should be included on the patient’s medical history intake form. Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 143: The link between proton pump inhibitors and dental implants

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Thoughts on opioids in the dental practice after the rise of COVID-19

Dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about a recent study on opioid usage. He also discusses if and how the role of opioids in dental practices has changed after the rise of COVID-19. Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 135: Thoughts on opioids in the dental practice after the rise of COVID-19

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Messaging for dental practices after the pandemic passes

Dentistry will come back after the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it has to remain the same. Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about what the future may look like and how dental assistants (and dental practices) can plan for it now. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 121: Messaging for dental practices after the pandemic passes

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The importance of truly listening during the dental intake process

Live from the Seattle Study Club symposium in Phoenix, dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola RPh, joins the show to talk about how medical emergencies in the dental practice can be potentially avoided by listening for red flags from the patient. Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 113: The importance of truly listening during the dental intake process