Friday, October 29, 2021
The registration period has closed for this event.
10:00 AM-12:00 PM CST
This course is a virtual two-hour course focusing on evidence-based best practices for use of opioids in pain management in the dental office. The course will review the epidemiology, the patterns, and the trends of the opioid epidemic and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in the US; will discuss the social, financial, and human cost of the opioid epidemic and SUD in the US; and will examine the role of dental professionals and healthcare providers in the current US opioid epidemic. Finally, the program will discuss risk factors for the development of SUD and other common drugs that are abused. It will also provide strategies to approach these patients, discuss the risk factors of the use of opioid analgesics in the development of SUD in adults and adolescence, and provide resources for family members.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
Educational Method: Zoom Lecture
A. Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Omar Abubaker currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry; Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery School of Medicine; and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at MCV Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and has authored two oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, over 100 chapters, over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, numerous abstracts, and scientific presentations. He maintains an active intramural private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in International Addiction Studies from the International Program in Addiction Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide, Australia and Kings College London, England. He recently became involved in education and research in the field of addiction and opioid epidemic.
Registration is $69
(no discounts are available for this course)
Zoom Live Lecture
Marquette University School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”
This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional's schedule and interests.