3 Hours - This course satisfies Mississippi's board required Opioid Course.

COST: $50 for AGD members. Make sure to mark you are an AGD member when registering, discount will appear show right before checkout. 

            $100 for non members

The challenge faced by all clinicians today is to provide safe and effective dental treatment to our medically complex patients. Thus, as dental professionals, we must be equally aware of the medical considerations of agents commonly used in the practice of dentistry as well as the dental considerations of the medications frequently prescribed for the treatment of multiple systemic diseases.

In this dynamic, information-packed, and engaging program, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. draws from his 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, dental educator and author to offer a complete overview of the principles of dental pharmacology. Master the art of tailoring dental therapy to patients’ existing medical conditions while avoiding potential complications. Learn to optimize safe, effective, and appropriate pain control to retain and acquire patients. Make Pharmacology what it was always meant to be: your most valuable instrument in treating today’s medically complex patient. 


Describe the pharmacology of analgesics and appropriate prescribing practices for the management of acute dental pain

Discuss local anesthetic agents with respect to the mechanism of action and clinical dental considerations

Examine the pharmacology of anti-infective agents commonly used in dentistry and indications for use, adverse effects, drug interations and contraindications

Identify the prescription medications most frequently encountered on a patient's medical history and potential impact on dental therapy and patient care planning

Discover the non-prescription medications most often used by dental patients and dental considerations of these agents including potential impact on dental therapy


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Mississippi AGD and Pharmacology Declassified. Mississippi AGD is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand