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Aug 28

Seminar #1 | August 28th, 2023

DEA 8 Hour Mandatory MATE Requirement
“The challenge faced by all dental professionals today is to provide safe and effective treatment to our medically complex patients” & “Substances of Abuse: Street Drugs and Other Substances of Abuse: Patient Care Considerations”

Seminar Location & Details:
Hilton Inverness Hotel 
200 Inverness Drive W, Englewood, CO 80112

  • Free parking is provided at the hotel.
  • Seminars open at 8 am with complimentary coffee, tea and pastries.
  • Seminars run from 9 am to 5 pm Lunch is provided.
  • You will receive 6CE credits for each lecture and we are an AGD provider.


With over 30 years’ experience as a board-certified pharmacist, clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. 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.

As the founder of Pharmacology Declassified, Tom provides valuable insight on the complex interplay between pharmacology and physiology so that clinicians may be knowledgeable about not only the dental considerations of medications used to treat systemic illness but also the systemic considerations of medications used to provide dental treatment. As an educator, Tom is a faculty member of over 10 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. As an author, Tom is well known for his contributions to several professional journals, has served as a contributor, chapter author and peer reviewer for several pharmacology textbooks and currently serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs. As a speaker, Tom has presented over 1000 informative, humorous and engaging continuing education seminars and webinars to dental professionals internationally since 2001.


  1. Identify prescription medications and discuss their indications for use, adverse reactions and impact on dental therapy.
  2. Discuss non-prescription medications and explain their impact on dental therapy, including situations which preclude their use.
  3. Explore herbal products and nutritional supplements and discuss their purported uses and dental considerations.
  4. Identify substances of abuse and describe their oral manifestations/dental treatment considerations.
  5. Discover techniques for identifying and managing self-medicating and substance-abusing patients.
  6. Explain the clinical considerations of cannabis use, including adverse reactions, drug interactions and contraindications.


Aug 28


Hilton Inverness Hotel
200 Inverness Drive W
Englewood, CO 80112 United States
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