Tom Viola COURSE CODE: 208P
Wednesday, April 18th – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm –
3 CREDIT HOURS COURSE CODE: 208P
FEE: ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $125 NEW DENTIST: $125
RDH/STAFF: $100 NON-ADA MEMBER: $200 RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE
ATTEND TWO HALF-DAY COURSES ON WEDNESDAY AND SELECT ANY EVENING LECTURE FOR FREE
(EXCLUDES CPR) SEE REGISTRATION FOR DETAILS.
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“Local Anesthetics, Vasoconstrictors and Clinical Dental Considerations”
Management of odontogenic pain may be accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates intra-operative local anesthesia. However, improper and inappropriate use of local anesthetic agents has the potential to produce life-threatening, systemic adverse reactions. Thus, a thorough knowledge of the pharmacology and therapeutics of local anesthetic agents is essential for their safe an effective use.
This program will provide participants with an overview of local anesthetic agents commonly used in dental practice. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing strategies and techniques essential to accurately identify the need for pain control, individualize patient care, and assess the efficacy of the local anesthetic agents administered.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Explain the basic mechanism of action of local anesthetic agents.
• Differentiate between the two major classes of local anesthetic agents with respect to their distribution, metabolism, adverse effects, drug interactions and contraindications.
• Discuss the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors in local anesthetic solutions and their potential effects in common organ system disease states.
• Specify the various local anesthetic agent combinations most commonly used in dentistry and the rationale for their use in specific clinical situations.
Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Thomas Viola is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist from making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.