Patient Self Medication TIPisode with Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. – On A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

This Week Tom talks to us about patient self-medication!
With over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker and author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality continuing education content through his informative engaging presentations.
Tom’s sellout programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment. Special emphasis is given to dental considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning.
Episode Highlights
  • Preventative Cocktail and Associated Risks for Hygiene
  • A Look at Various Vitamins and Supplements
Quotes
We have to know everything a patient is taking, not just their prescription, but over the counter drugs, dietary supplements, everything”
“The thing is, patients may read this and think if thats the dose they recommend…maybe I can take more and that would give me extra protection”
“When taken together, and in higher doses they act synergistically”
“I am a big believer of alternative therapies if they work, let’s try them, but there is an overall act of evidence for the treatment in COVID-19”
Resources: 
Tom’s homepage – https://www.tomviola.com/

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