Practical Pharmacology: Concepts in Local Anesthesia
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

A review of the basic pharmacology and current concepts of local anesthetics in dental medicine.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of local anesthetic pharmacology to include:
    • Mechanism of Action
    • The impact of pH and pKa
    • Metabolism
    • Use in the pregnant/nursing patient
    • Use in the cardiac patient
    • Paresthesia

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo

Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo earned his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Vitolo then entered private dental practice in 1988. He returned to school in 1995 to pursue an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Upon completing his advanced degrees in 2000, he entered a postdoctoral research fellowship at The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH) in the Gene Therapy and Therapeutics Branch. In 2004, Dr. Vitolo was hired by Marquette University School of Dentistry where he served as the Director of both the Advanced Care Clinic and the Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program until 2016. He was then hired by The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University where he currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Advanced Education.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $49

Hosting University

  • Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • CE contact name & email: Lynn Bennett Thigpen,
  • Speaker name & contact info: Dr. Joseph Vitolo,

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to