Sugar, You're (Not So) Sweet:   (SOLD OUT)

It is estimated that 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 Million are diagnosed, and 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its management and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Specific emphasis will be placed on recommended dental treatment modifications and patient management techniques necessary for dental patients living with diabetes.

Learning objectives:
• Identify the epidemiology and types of diabetes.
• Describe the pathophysiology of diabetes and its management and treatment options.
• Describe the complex interplay of diabetes, systemic inflammation and periodontal
• Explain the impact of diabetes and its treatment on dental therapy.

  • Course Code: S03
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana H/I
  • CE Credit: 3
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  • Supported by: Colgate Oral Health Network
Thomas Viola

Thomas Viola, RPh

Thomas Viola, RPh, practices the profession of pharmacy in Columbus, New Jersey. In addition to his daily practice, he also serves the dental professions as a clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Mr. Viola is a member of the faculty of eight colleges, as well as several national board exam review courses. He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with pharmacology columns appearing regularly in General Dentistry, AGD Impact, Access Magazine and RDH Magazine.

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