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Essential Pharmacology For The Whole Dental Team! and Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning




Dental Studies Institute is excited to welcome Tom Viola back this year to present 2 exciting programs:

“Phantom of The Opera-tory!”

Essential Pharmacology For The Whole
Dental Team!


“Sugar?  Yes,  Please!”

Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

Join us for this 4 hour CEU program by attending either as : Live Interactive Webinar or Attending at our School

Please note that the instructor will not be onsite at our school but Participants are welcome to view the lecture, live, interactive, from our facility

Essential Pharmacology For The Whole Dental Team! 

The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to their medically complex patients. It is imperative that all dental practitioners be equally aware of the medical considerations of agents commonly used in the practice of dentistry as well as the dental considerations of the medications frequently prescribed for the treatment of multiple systemic diseases.

This program will present an overview of dental pharmacology for the whole dental team. Special emphasis will be given to those medications prescribed or administered in the practice of dentistry whose actions, effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact treatment of systemic disease.

Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

Course Description

Diabetes mellitus remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes, and its systemic complications, are often accompanied by, and exacerbated by, numerous other co-morbid conditions.  This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Special emphasis will be placed on the new glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists, such as Ozempic (semaglutide) and Trulicity (dulaglutide),
as well as the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection. Group discussion will focus on developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment
planning and proper care of our diabetic patients.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify the different types of diabetes mellitus, including their symptoms and differential diagnosis.
• Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions and dental considerations.
• Describe the treatment modifications, patient management strategies and care planning techniques recommended for dental patients with diabetes.


Instructor: Thomas Viola, R.Ph. C.C.P.
In addition to his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy, Thomas Viola also serves the dental professions as a clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Tom is a member of the faculty of eight colleges, as well as several national board exam review courses. He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with pharmacology columns appearing regularly in General Dentistry, AGD Impact, Access Magazine and RDH Magazine. In addition, Tom currently serves on the Advisory Board for General Dentistry and as the Subject Matter Expert for Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses, nationally and internationally, in the areas of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia.

Requirements to attend a live webinar:

You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat.
Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
Instructors may call on participants.
To verify attendance, a code word may be given sometime during the class.
You will be required to complete and return an evaluation after the course has ended. The evaluation may ask what code word was given.
You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.

Live webinar invitations are emailed to registered students as the course date nears (approximately one day prior to the class).

Certificates of Completion are emailed to students approximately 5 business days after the course.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Sunday March 10, 2024 Time: 9am to 1pm EST, Attend at our School: Sunday March 10, 2024 Time: 9am to 1pm EST