Dr. Thomas Viola Pharmacology Columbus, NJ
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  • Contributing author to dental professional journals, drug references and pharmacology textbooks
  • More than 30 years experience as a pharmacist, clinical educator and professional speaker

Thursday Courses
TH231 - "I Feel Your Pain!" : Management of Acute Dental Pain, Guidelines for Appropriate Prescribing and Abuse Awareness
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B408
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and non-opioid analgesics. It is critical for clinicians to be able to identify accurately a patient’s need for pain control, develop an individualized pain management plan and assess the efficacy of analgesic agents employed. This program will provide strategies for effectively managing dental pain with opioid and non-opioid analgesics, review guidelines for appropriately prescribing analgesics, and present techniques for identifying and managing potential opioid analgesic abuse.


Friday Courses
FR253 - "Un-Break My Heart!" : Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient-Care Planning
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A406
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Cardiovascular disease and its systemic complications remain the leading cause of death for both men and women and have a significant impact on dental therapy. This program explores the family of cardiovascular diseases (including hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and congestive heart failure) and the medications used in their treatment. Participants will explore patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning. Special emphasis will be given to newly approved anticoagulant agents and their effect on dental therapy.

FR270 - “Top of the Heap!” : The Most Frequently Prescribed Brand Name Medications and Their Clinical Dental Implications
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Dental professionals find themselves practicing in a marketplace inundated with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and amid an explosion of new drug entities. 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.

Saturday Courses
SA371 - "It’s (Medically) Complicated!": Essential Pharmacology for Treating Medically Complex Dental Patients
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A404/405
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Dental professionals must frequently draw upon their knowledge of pharmacology to provide safe and effective dental treatment to medically complex patients. However, pharmacology often represents only a small portion of most dental degree programs and, thus, many dental professionals begin their career armed with only a relatively brief exposure to this vast subject. This comprehensive program explores the dental implications of the prescription medications, non-prescription products, and substances of abuse most frequently encountered during a review of patients’ medical histories.

Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses