“Phantom of
The Opera-tory!”

Essential Pharmacology
For The
Whole Dental Team!

opioid prescribing training

“Hurts So Good!”


Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines


The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to their medically complex patients. It is imperative that all dental practitioners be equally aware of the medical considerations of agents commonly used in the practice of dentistry as well as the dental considerations of the medications frequently prescribed for the treatment of multiple systemic diseases. This program will present an overview of dental pharmacology for the whole dental team. Special emphasis will be given to those medications prescribed or administered in the practice of dentistry whose actions, effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact treatment of systemic disease.

tom viola speaking on opioids prescribing guidelinestom viola speaking on opioids prescribing guidelines
“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:

  • Describe the pharmacology of opioid and non-opioid analgesics.
  • Explain appropriate prescribing practices for opioid and non-opioid analgesics in the management of acute dental pain.
  • Discuss local anesthetic agents with respect to their mechanism of action, adverse effects and contraindications.
  • Examine the pharmacology of anti-infective agents commonly used in dentistry and their clinical considerations.
tom viola speaker on dental pharmacology
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.


Bring Dr. Viola to speak at your next event.
“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