Speaker Information

Dr. Thomas Viola
Columbus, NJ
Pharmacology


“Hey, Spit Happens!”: Medication-Induced Xerostomia and Winning Patient Care Planning Strategies

Well over 500 prescription and non-prescription medications have xerostomic side effects which are compounded when these medications are used concomitantly as is often the case for the medically complex patients. Unfortunately, little attention is given to the systemic diseases which contribute to the development of xerostomia, and the exacerbation of its complications. This program will provide participants with an overview of the xerostomia, medications used in its management and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Special emphasis will be given to patients using cannabis and developing patient management strategies and techniques essential for successful treatment planning.



Date/Time: 3/20/2020   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Type: Registered
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, Students