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Chemical Dependency and Addiction: Implications to the Dental Practice

About Chemical Dependency and Addiction: Implications to the Dental Practice

2h 04m 03s

Anesthesia, Pain Mgmt, Sedation, Pharmacology

How is dental practice is affected by chemical dependancy of our patients? Dr. Aviv Ouanounou discusses all the implications.

βœ”οΈŽ Goal

The problem of substance abuse has emerged as a major issue in society and has become an area of major focus for healthcare professionals. Statistically, more than 20 million Americans are affected by substance abuse, which includes the use of alcohol and other drugs, including prescribed medications. In this course, we will discuss alcohol and the various drugs of abuse and their mechanism of action. We will review modifications in dental treatment that may be necessary when treating a patient who is chemically dependent or recovering from chemical dependency. Finally, we will review the drugs used in dentistry and their potential interactions with these drugs of abuse.

πŸŽ“ Credits

This webinar qualifies for 3 AGD PACE credit. Subject Code 340. See below for province/state specific credits.

Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO)

You also quality for 3 Category-1 Quality Assurance credits for the RCDSO. This course is approved by the Quality Assurance Committee for Category 1 credits as an 'online course' until December 14th, 2023. You must submit credits to your e-portfolio on your own. edropin will not add this to your RCDSO e- portfolio.

  • Objectives
  • Identify epidemiological factors related to chemical dependency.
  • Describe signs that may indicate that a patient is chemically dependent.
  • Discuss modifications in dental treatment that may be necessary when treating a patient who is chemically dependent or recovering from chemical dependency.
  • Describe how drugs and alcohol may interact with dental therapeutic agents

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