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  • Yankee Study Club

    Connecting you to improved clinical practice and life-long learning.


    Join us live online for this session OR you can take it on-demand.

    See pricing details at bottom of this page.

    Please Note: 

    • - Sessions 1, 3, and 4 will be available on-demand until March 8th, 2024.
    • - Due to course content Session 2 will only be available on-demand for 60 days from the time of the live presentation and access will expire on November 26th, 2023.


  • Session 2

    "One Pill Good, Two Pills Better?": How and Why Dental Patients Self-Medicate in a Post-Pandemic World

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Live Zoom Webinar- Lecture

    Speakers: Thomas Viola, RPh

    Moderator: Maritza Morell, DMD

    • - Identify the most common prescription and OTC drugs used by dental patients to self-medicate
    • - Describe the dental considerations of commonly used dietary supplements
    • - Recognize the effects of substance use and abuse on oral and systematic health
    • - Determine the risks associated with managing symptoms instead of seeking medical care for disease
    • - Review techniques useful in identifying self-medication in dental patients
    • - Understand how to successfully manage self-medicating patients

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to course content this session will only be available on-demand for 60 days from the time of the live presentation and access will expire on November 26th, 2023.

  • Speaker Bios


    Thomas Viola, RPhWith 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 an educator, Tom has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. As an author, Tom has contributed to professional journals and pharmacology textbooks and serves as a consultant to the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs. As a speaker, Tom has presented over 1000 informative, humorous and engaging continuing education seminars and webinars since 2001.


    Maritza Morell, DMD:  is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Public health Dentist. Dr. Morell is the Mass Dental Society region six Trustee. She is a Senior Clinical Associate in Pediatric Dentistry at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1999. In addition, she owns 2 pediatric dentistry and orthodontics private practices in Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts.

  • Pricing for Fall 2023

    *Register for Each Individual Session

    ADA MEMBER$75/session


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $99/session

    AUXILIARY STAFF: $45/session


    • (Students MUST register using your Student Email Address)


    Attendees will earn 2 CE per session.

Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dental Student; Dentist; Hygienist; Office Staff
  • 2.0
  • Links for each session will be sent out the Monday (2 days) before the webinar. Attendees will earn 2 CE Credits for 2-hour session. For questions please contact: yankeestudyclub@massdental.org
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the first class. You will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancellations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is cancelled. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.