Thursday, September 27, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm (3 CE hrs)
Speaker: Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.
This course is recommended for everyone.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major diseases affecting adults in the U.S. 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 complex dental patients.
- 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 antiplatelet agents including their adverse reactions and patient care considerations.
- Describe the treatment modifications and care planning strategies recommended for dental patients with cardiovascular disease.
Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P., the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known 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 for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.
Mr. Viola is not associated with, employed by, nor consults for, any manufacturer, supplier or retailer of dental instruments or materials.