CE Series: March 9, 2022

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Frequently Prescribed Medications and Clinical Dental Considerations

Will Cannabis Vaporize Current Paradigms in Dental Pain Management?

Presenter: Tom Viola

In-Person at the Aqua Turf

(556 Mulberry St. Plantsville, CT 06479)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


***The PM course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE for CT dentists.

AM Session: 
The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. 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.

  • 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
  • Explain the clinical dental considerations of these medications and their potential impact on dental therapy
  • Describe patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning

PM Session: 
Will Cannabis Vaporize Current Paradigms in Dental Pain Management?

***This course satisfies one hour of mandatory CE for CT dentists.

With so many dental patients, and dental professionals, potentially using cannabis, this course is a must for the entire dental team.  It has been promoted as a replacement for opioids in the treatment of pain and even as a substitute for opioids in the treatment of addiction. Yet, due to its status as a Schedule I substance, there has been relatively little research regarding cannabis and its medicinal uses, especially in dentistry. This course will explore the rationale for the continued use of opioid analgesics and the potential use of cannabis in the management of acute dental pain.

  • Pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics
  • Pharmacology, mechanism of action, routes of administration, adverse effects and dental considerations of cannabis
  • Management of opioid addiction, including the purported uses of cannabis
  • Explore the proposed intended role of cannabis, with and without opioid analgesics, in the management of acute dental pain

About the Presenter: 

Tom 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.

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