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Jo Dobyns Memorial Lecture – The Phantom of the Operatory – 7CE
May 17, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
An Update and Overview in Pharmacology for Dental Professionals
Lecturer: Thomas Viola
Throughout the course of their everyday practice, dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of Pharmacology. However, armed with a relatively brief exposure to such vast subject matter, many dental professionals have difficulty retaining this knowledge throughout their career. This program will provide dental professionals with an overview of the basic principles of pharmacology and the classes of drugs used in the current therapy of most common disease states. Special emphasis will be given to drugs administered in dental practice, as well as drugs which may impact patient care.
Upon completion his program, participants will be able to:
- Explain basic pharmacokinetics and related factors affect on a drug’s ability to produce a therapeutic effect.
- Identify drugs listed on a patient’s medical history and their basic mechanism of action, pharmacologic effects, principle therapeutic indications, potential adverse reactions, potential drug interactions and specific contraindications.
- Review the etiology of common organ system disease states, describe the classes of drugs used in their treatment, and discuss considations important to patient management.
Mr. Thomas Viola pharmacist and educator serves on the faculty of nine colleges and has presented hundreds of dental continuing education courses, nationally and internationally, in the areas of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia. As a published writer, Tom is well known for his pharmacology columns appearing in General Dentistry and AGD Impact and for his unique ability to correlate pharmacology to the practice of the dental professional.