“Sugar? Yes, Please!”

Diabetes Mellitus,
Dental Considerations
and Patient Care Planning

opioid prescribing training

“Hurts So Good!”


Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines

Diabetes mellitus remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Of the estimated 29.1 million Americans that have diabetes, 21 million are diagnosed, while 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes, and its systemic complications, are often accompanied by, and exacerbated by, numerous other co-morbid conditions.

This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be placed on the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection, as well as developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our diabetic patients.


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“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 different types of diabetes mellitus, including their symptoms and differential diagnosis.
  • Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions and dental considerations.
  • Describe the treatment modifications, patient management strategies and care planning techniques recommended for dental patients with diabetes.
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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