This course provides 3 hours of continuing education in the abuse and misuse of controlled substances, opioid prescription practices, and/or pharmacology as required by Texas State Board Rule 111.1.
It’s a fast-paced world and, unfortunately, many of our patients seek the assistance of substances to cope and get through their busy, trying days. However, the use and abuse of both illicit and licit substances has the potential to produce systemic adverse reactions and life-threatening medical emergencies during dental treatment. This lecture will provide participants with an overview of the most common substances of abuse, along with their potential contraindications to dental therapy and the resulting necessity, if any, for dosage modifications of commonly used dental drugs. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to developing patient management strategies and treatment planning techniques essential for successfully identifying, and delivering proper care to, our substance-abusing patients.
AGD Code: 345
3 CE Hours
Audience: D, H, C, A, L, S
Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45