Your Dental Patient’s
“Hurts So Good!”
Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines
Armed with limited, and often biased, information and faced with rising prescription drug costs, our patients continue to self-medicate with a variety of prescription and non-prescription drug products. Many patients add or substitute prescription and non-prescription drug products in their medication regimen, unaware of potentially serious adverse outcomes and often without mention during a review of their medical history. This program will provide participants with an overview of the dental considerations of the most popular prescription and non-prescription drugs and supplements which our patients use to self-medicate. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to techniques useful in successfully identifying self-medication and obtaining a complete patient medication history.
“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:
Identify the most common prescription and non-prescription drugs used
to self-medicate and their potential dental considerations.
Identify the most common herbal products and nutritional supplements used to self-medicate and their potential dental considerations.
- Identify the most common licit and illicit substances of abuse and dependence and their impact on dental therapy.
- Discuss techniques useful in identifying self-medication and obtaining a complete and accurate medication history.
- Discuss strategies necessary for successfully managing self-medicating
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