Contact: Andres Bachelet
Phone: (202) 367-1163
Registration closes the Monday before the event at 5pm.
Course Description: Tuesday May 12, 2020
Tuesday May 12, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm Session 1
7:45pm to 8:45pm Session 2
Please note pricing:
- Members: $0
- Non-Members: $110
You may register for one session or both.
Topic: “Top of the Heap” Frequently Prescribed Medications and Clinical Dental Considerations
Instructor: Tom Viola
The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. However, dental professionals find themselves practicing in a marketplace awash in direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs and in the midst of an explosion of new drug entities over the last several years. Thus, many dental professionals may find it challenging to stay up to date with the latest prescribing trends in disease state management.
This program will provide an overview of those frequently prescribed brand name medications whose actions, side effects, contraindications and potential drug interactions may have the greatest impact on dental therapy.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the most frequently prescribed FDA- approved brand name medications for the treatment of systemic illnesses.
- Discuss the basic mechanisms of action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions and contraindications of these medications.
- Explain the clinical dental considerations of these medications and their potential impact on dental therapy.
- Describe patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our medically complex dental patients
The DC Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The DC Dental Society designates this presentation for 2.5 CE.
About the Speaker: Tom Viola
Thomas Viola, the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known 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 pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.