Patient Care, Street Drugs and Cardiovascular Disease

Patient Care Considerations for Street Drugs and Other Substances of Abuse and Dental Considerations for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease 
Six CE credits recommended for dentists and the entire dental team. 
Street Drugs - The use and abuse of both licit and illicit substances has the potential to produce adverse reactions and life-threatening medical emergencies during dental treatment. This comprehensive lecture will explore strategies for identifying the dental patient using and abusing substances, as well as techniques for effective patient management and treatment. Tom also will discuss patients using cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes. Note: this lecture will fulfill the Act 124 CE requirement for dentists with a DEA number. Act 124 requires 2 CE credits in pain management or identification of addiction or proper opioid prescribing practices.
Cardiovascular Disease - This lecture explores the family of cardiovascular diseases and the medications used in their treatment while offering patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning. Special emphasis will be given to newly approved anticoagulant agents and their effect on dental therapy.

Presented by: Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP, a pharmacist, educator, speaker and author specializing in dental pharmacology.

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Note earlier time!
Registration at 7:30 a.m. Snacks provided; meals are on your own
Location: LOCATION Update - Geisinger Medical Center, Henry Hood Center
Masks are required inside the building.

$145 - PDA/ADA Member dentist
$0 - PDA Retired/Life Member
$245 - Nonmember dentist
$82 - Non-dentist dental team
CE Credits:
 6 continuing education credits 

Cancellation policy: A refund, less a 10% administrative fee, will be issued if the registration is cancelled in writing seven days prior to the program you are attending. Refunds are not issued for no shows.

PDA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
PDA designates this activity for 6 (six) continuing education credits.


Online registration is available to PDA member dentists and their non-dentist team membersPDA member dentists have a user id and password for PDA's website. To register online, sign in with your user id (default is your first initial, last name and 4 digit year of birth with no spaces or punctuation) and password (default is lowercase letters ada and your ADA membership number with no spaces or punctuation).
ADA dentists outside PA, non-member dentists and dental team members who are not attending the meeting with a PDA member dentist, should contact PDA at (717) 234-5941, ext. 117 or email Rebecca at
11/10/2021 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Geisinger Medical Center Henry Hood Center Danville 17821