Overview

Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the healthcare system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the fourth highest drug overdose death rate in the US in 2014.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center - http://www.mc.uky.edu/kiprc/  
Kentucky Department for Public Health http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/  
Released October 2015

Dentists encounter patients seeking prescription or illicit drugs in all work settings. They are in frequent contact with patients seeking care who use illicit drugs and face complex clinical and personal situations that require a high level of clinical competence, expertise, and skill.

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Speakers

Patrick Sammon, PhD


Professor Emeritus University of Kentucky College of Dentistry University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Physiology Lexington, Kentucky
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John Lindroth, DDS


Associate Professor, Oral Health Practice, Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine Co-director, Urgent Care Clinic Part-time Faculty, Orofacial Pain Center University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Lexington, Kentucky
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Brett Kessler, DDS


Owner Town Center Dentistry and Orthodontics President Colorado Prosthodontic Society Past President, Colorado Dental Association Denver, Colorado
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Cynthia Effinger, JD


Attorney Kentucky Board of Dentistry Louisville, Kentucky
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Brian Fingerson, RPh, FAPhA


Executive Director Kentucky Professionals Recovery Network (KYPRN) Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Faculty Member University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Louisville, Kentucky
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Van Ingram


Executive Director Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Frankfort, Kentucky
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Accreditation

Other

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 3.75 hours of participation.

CDE

This live course meets regulatory requirements for 3.75 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center University of Kentucky College of Public Health.