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


Wednesday, April 13th

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


“Cardiovascular Disease: Dental Consideration and Patient Care Planning”

“Cardiovascular Disease: Dental Consideration and Patient Care Planning”

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is often asymptomatic and undiagnosed, only to be discovered, only to be discovered during a routine medical or dental check-up?

Cardiovascular disease and its systemic complications remain the leading cause of death in both men and women and has a significant impact on dental therapy.

This program explores the family of cardiovascular diseases (including hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and congestive heart failure) and the medications used in their treatment. Participants will explore patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning. Special emphasis will be given to newly approved anticoagulant agents and their effect on dental therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different cardiovascular diseases and classes of medications used in their treatment.
  • Explore the clinical implications of these medications including adverse reactions and contraindications to dental therapy.
  • Discuss the newest anticoagulants available including their adverse reactions and patient care considerations.
  • Describe the treatment modifications and care planning strategies recommended for dental patients with cardiovascular disease.

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.