Speaker Information

Mr. Thomas Viola
Columbus, NJ
Dental Pharmacology & Pain Control
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  • Founder and CEO, Pharmacology Declassified
  • Consultant, American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs 
  • Clinical pharmacist with more than 30 years experience, specializing in the care of medically-complex patients

Fr333 - “One Pill Good, Two Pills Better?”: How Our Patients Now Medicate Themselves in This Post-Pandemic World
Date/Time: 3/17/2023   12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Type: General   Handouts: No

Room: GWCC - A312
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, Students
Dental Assisting
Geriatric Medicine
Health and Wellness/Nutrition
Pain Management
AGD Code: 010

Armed with limited and sometimes biased information amid a growing distrust of traditional medicine in the aftermath of the pandemic, many of our patients choose to self-prescribe and self-medicate with a variety prescription drugs, OTC drugs, supplements and substances. This program will explore the implications of this self-medication on dental therapy and identify strategies for managing self-medicating dental patients.