An important topic for Oral Health Providers! According to the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) In 2018, an estimated 10.3 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids. Specifically, 9.9 million people misused prescription pain relievers. This is truly an epidemic worsened by the current CoVid 19 reality in our society. This topic is mandatory for CT dentists and strongly recommended for the dental team.
This live webinar will present new information in our age of the pandemic on America's current opioid/controlled substance epidemic with an emphasis on the history, pharmacology and prescribing practices of opioid analgesics as well as other controlled substances from an adult as well as a pediatric standpoint.
Objectives: Participants will:
1. review the history behind opioid analgesics.2. understand the pharmacology of opioid analgesics. 3. understand prescribing practices of opioid and other controlled substances. 4. identify legal implications and safeguards regarding opioid analgesic and controlled substance prescriptions.
Speaker: Tyrone Fernando Rodriguez, Sc.B., D.D.S.Dr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience from Brown University. His further study includes a Masters of Arts in Teaching Program, Rice University; Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, and postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Rodriguez is one of twelve dentists selected by the ADA to be a spokesperson on dental related topics. He also achieved an AAPD-Samuel D. Harris Fellowship, Chicago, IL. His career positions include former faculty at the University of Washington, former Pediatric Director Northwest AEGD and former Pediatric Director, Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Rodriguez's work experience with children who have special needs is extensive and his ability to address this topic as an educator and clinician with expertise is the result of extensive and varied experience with diverse populations.
Disclaimer: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.Disclosure: The speaker has no conflicts to disclose.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS) CT PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/2014 – 12/2021). 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 state or provincial Boards of Dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/20). Retain this record as verification of attendance for license compliance requirements.
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