Tom Viola, RPh, CCP COURSE CODE: 212E

Wednesday, April 18th – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – 3 CE CREDIT HOURS

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP COURSE CODE: 212E
FEE: ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $125 NEW DENTIST: $125
RDH/STAFF: $100 NON-ADA MEMBER: $200 RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE
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Un-Break My Heart
”Cardiovascular Disease, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning”

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by
CREST ORAL-B

Cardiovascular disease is one of the major diseases affecting adults in the United States. While mortality from heart disease has been declining steadily recently, hospital admissions related to cardiovascular disease are on the rise, due, in part to our aging population. Hypertension remains one of the major risk factors for heart failure in men and women. It is often asymptomatic and many times may only be discovered at a routine check-up with a medical or dental professional.

This program will provide an overview of cardiovascular disease and the medications used in its treatment. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our medically compromised patients.

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the family of cardiovascular diseases and the complex interplay with systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases.
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of hypertension along with their pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions and dental implications.
• Discuss the mechanism of action of anticoagulants and anti-platelet agents including their adverse reactions and patient care considerations.
• Describe the treatment modifications and care planning strategies recommended for dental patients with cardiovascular disease.

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.

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