Thomas A. Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.
Pharmacology Declassified: An Overview and Update for Dental Professionals
The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. Thus, as dental professionals, we must 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.
In this dynamic, information-packed, and engaging program, Tom Viola, R.Ph., draws from his 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, dental educator and author to offer a complete overview of the principles of dental pharmacology in a format which makes it applicable, practical, and useful for all members of the dental team.
Master the art of tailoring dental therapy to patients’ existing medical conditions while avoiding potential complications. Learn to optimize safe, effective, and appropriate pain control to retain and acquire patients. Make pharmacology what it was always meant to be: your most valuable instrument in treating today’s medically complex patient.
With over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, dental educator and author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality dental continuing education content through his informative, funny and 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, along with specific focus on dental considerations and strategies for implementing effective care plans.
As a clinical educator, Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs . He has instructed students in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and local anesthesia. In addition, Tom has instructed hundreds of practicing dental hygienists in local anesthesia certification courses.
As a published writer, Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his contributions to several dental professional journals in the areas of pharmacology, pain management and local anesthesia. In addition, Tom has served as a contributor, chapter author and peer reviewer for several dental pharmacology textbooks and national board exam review books.
As a professional speaker, Tom has presented continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, since 2001. Knowledge of pharmacology has never been more essential to patient care. Meeting planners agree that Tom is their choice to educate audiences within this specialty.
- Local Anesthesia: Pharm/Technique
- Chicago Midwinter Meeting (multiple)
- Hinman Dental Meeting (multiple)
- International Dental Professionals of Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland
- Yankee Dental Congress
- Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York; Verona, NY
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Boston, MA
- Big Apple Dental Meeting; Mahwah, NJ