"Make It Stick!"
Essential Pharmacology For Local Anesthesia Success
Improper and inappropriate use of local anesthetic agents has the potential to produce life-threatening, systemic adverse reactions. This program will provide participants with an overview of the pharmacology and therapeutics of the injectable and topical local anesthetic agents commonly used in dental practice.
Special emphasis will be given to the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors in medically complex patients.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between the local anesthetic agents with respect to their clinical advantages and disadvantages, adverse effects, drug interactions and contraindications.
- Discuss the pharmacology and mechanism of action of topical anesthetic agents.
- Discuss the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors in local anesthetic solutions and their potential effects in medically complex patients.
“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
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.