“It's (Medically) Complicated!”
Essential Pharmacology for Treating Our Medically Complex Dental Patients
“Hurts So Good!”
Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines
Dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology for optimal care of today’s medically complex dental patients. However, armed with relatively brief exposure to such a vast subject during formal education and faced with ever-changing medication therapy guidelines, many dental professionals simply cannot keep up with the latest trends in disease state management.
This program will provide an overview of the dental implications of the prescription medications, nonprescription medications, herbal products, nutritional supplements and substances of abuse most frequently used by patients. Special emphasis will be given to delivering this essential information in a format which makes it practical and useful for all members of the dental team.
"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 prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient’s medical history and discuss their indications for use, adverse reactions and impact on dental therapy.
- Identify the non-prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient’s medical history and discuss their indications for use, adverse reactions and impact on dental therapy.
- Identify the most popular herbal products and nutritional supplements and discuss their purported uses and dental considerations.
- Identify the most common substances of abuse and describe their oral manifestations and dental treatment considerations.
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