Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Stoners, Dragon Chasers, Tweakers and Drunks – Not in My Practice…Yeah Right!!!

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 18, 2018
  • Expires: Jul 17, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)

Faculty

Brett H.  Kessler Brett H. Kessler, DDS
Owner
Town Center Dentistry and Orthodontics
President
Colorado Prosthodontic Society
Past President, Colorado Dental Association
Denver, Colorado

Needs Statement

This module explores the current trends in illicit drug use-specifically marijuana. A significant percentage of patients in our practices (and our lives) may be abusing illicit drugs. Strategies will be discussed to help identify, manage difficult conversations, and treat this demographic.

Target Audience

Dentists and dental hygienists in all practice settings.

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify addiction/drug seeking behavior in our patients
  • Discuss patient intervention strategies
  • Recommend source of help for our colleagues

Accreditation

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

CDE
This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.00 hour credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or other planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speaker. In some cases, the presentation might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. The speaker will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgement

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

CE Content Concerns

Policy

Concerns or complaints related to ACPE or ACCME standards may be submitted in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral by fax to 859-323-2920, or by mail to 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Ste B475, Lexington, KY 40504

Procedures

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  • If needed, concerns, complaints, or grievances will be brought before the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • Issues regarding activity content also will be reviewed and addressed by the Activity Director.
  • A written decision will be issued in a timely manner by the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral or his/herdesignee.
  • Grievances will be considered when planning future activities.

Appeal Procedure

  • Persons who wish to appeal a decision should address the appeal by email, fax or in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral within two (2) weeks of receipt of the response.
  • The Director will bring the appeal to the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • The results of the appeal will be sent to the participant no later than two (2) weeks following the meeting of the board.