DATE: Sunday, March 3, 2019

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Centennial Complex, 24760 Stewart Street, Small Amphitheater,  Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 340

Dr. Thomas A. Viola
Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP

Board-certified Phamacist
Founder of "Pharmacology Declassified"


The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. Thus, as dental professionals, we must 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 in a format which makes it applicable, practical and useful for all members of the team. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to drugs administered or prescribed in dental practice, as well as to medications whose actions, effects, or interactions with other drugs may impact dental therapy.


Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacology of analgesics and appropriate prescribing practices for the management of acute dental pain.
  • Discuss local anesthetic agents with respect to their mechanism of action, adverse effects and contraindications.
  • Examine the pharmacology of anti-infective agents commonly used in dentistry and their clinical considerations.
  • Discuss the prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient's medical history, including their potential impact on dental therapy and patient care planning.


"This is by far the BEST presentation I've been to in 30 years of practice! I didn't want it to end! Really!!!"
R.L., Hinman Dental Meeting

"Thank you for making me laugh AND learn! Only you could make pharmacology THIS enjoyable and useful!"
D.H., Greater New York Dental Meeting

"So much practical information! So many, many laughs! You held my attention every second! I'm blown away!"
M.B., Yankee Dental Congress

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