Tom Viola receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter

By Theresa Pablos, editor in chief

March 7, 2022 -- Tom Viola, RPh, received the Cuspies award for the Most Influential Dental Educator at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

Tom Viola.
Tom Viola.

Tom Viola, RPh, has presented more than 1,000 continuing education seminars and webinars since 2001. He is known for his unparalleled ability to make pharmacology information practical, useful, and entertaining for all members of a dental team. His profile has risen in prominence in recent years, and the ADA highlighted his pharmacology expertise at the 2021 ADA SmileCon meeting.

Viola is a board-certified pharmacist and the founder of Pharmacology Declassified, which provides insights into the relationship between pharmacology and physiology. He serves as a faculty member for more than 10 dental degree programs and has received numerous awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Further, Viola is featured on's popular pharmacology video series, Dental Dose.

Viola received his pharmacy degree from St. John's University in New York City. He also holds a council on credentialing in pharmacy designation.

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