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Opioids, Dentistry and Addiction: The Dentist’s Role in Treating Pain
Join the American Dental Association and Drs. Sharon Parsons and David Kimberly for this one hour webinar that will cover the important topic of Opioids, Dentistry and Addiction: The Dentist’s Role in Treating Pain. The United States experienced a tragic rise in drug overdose deaths in 2020, which was largely caused by inappropriate use of opioids. Learners will hear from a practicing dentist and an oral surgeon about the positive role dentists can play to help mitigate the opioid crisis. Additionally, attendees will gain a better understanding about substance use and addiction as well as learn about the best treatments currently available for the treatment of acute pain.

1. Better understand addiction, how it happens and to whom
2. Learn current pain control methods that are safer for patients than opioids
3. Understand dentistry’s role in fighting the opioid crisis.

The ADA designates this activity as 1 CE credit.

ADA CERP Recognition Statement:
The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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