Will Vaping Challenge
The Dental Professions as
Smoking Has in The Past?
“Hurts So Good!”
Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines
Although conventional cigarette smoking among young adults has declined markedly over the past several decades, there has been a substantial increase in the use of vaporizing devices. While originally designed as alternative delivery vehicles for nicotine in place of tobacco, advances in technology and lack of strict regulation has given rise to the use of these devices as delivery vehicles for a variety of substances, especially cannabis. Unfortunately, very little information is available about the safety of the active and inactive ingredients present in products used for vaping. This course will provide participants with an overview of cannabis, vaping, and their overall systemic adverse effects. Special emphasis will be given to the oral complications associated with vaping, as well as patient care planning strategies.
“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 cannabis, including its mechanism of action, routes of administration and available formulations.
- Compare smoking and vaping as alternate delivery systems for introducing drugs like nicotine and cannabis into the lungs.
- Describe the oral and systemic complications encountered by patients who vape.
- Explain current available treatment strategies and patient care planning techniques for patients who vape cannabis.
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