“Diabetes: Dental Consideration and Patient Care Planning”

Thomas A. Viola, R.Ph, C.C.P.

COURSE CODE: 208A

Wednesday, April 13th

8:30 am to 11:30 am

3 CREDIT HOURS

 “Diabetes: Dental Consideration and Patient Care Planning”

While millions of Americans with Diabetes have been diagnosed, a significant number remain undiagnosed.

Diabetes and its co-morbidities remain the leading cause of death and their systemic complications have a significant impact on dental therapy. Would you know the symptoms if you saw them?

This program explores diabetes, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Participants will explore patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our diabetic patients. Special emphasis will be placed on the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of diabetes, including symptoms and different diagnosis.
  • Describe the complex interplay of diabetes and the oral-systemic connection.
  • Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes and its co-morbidities.
  • Explore patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper patient care.

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by

Crest Oral-B

Thomas A. Viola, R.Ph, C.C.P.   

With over 30 years’ experience as a board-certified pharmacist, clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, Tom Viola has earned his national and international reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team. Tom has presented over 1000 informative, humorous and engaging continuing education seminars and webinars to dental professionals internationally since 2001. Meeting planners and attendees agree that Tom is their choice to educate within this dental specialty.