7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Detrimental & Adverse Effects of Substance Abuse and Medical Therapy on Oral Health PLUS Vaping Issues!-[AGD Code #157]


Instructor: Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh



Dental practitioners are in the position to recognize signs and symptoms of substance abuse and contribute to its timely and appropriate management. In this presentation, illustrative examples of oral conditions caused by a variety of substances of abuse are provided and the potential role of dental care provider in the overall management, prevention of oral and dental complications as well as habit cessation is emphasized.

Learning Objectives:     Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand potential impact of substance abuse on oral health and provision of dental care
  • Take relevant history, identify signs and symptoms of substance abuse
  • Assess patient’s medical stability for safe delivery of oral health care
  • Increase their confidence and skills in communicating with patients
  • Learn about the basics of habit modification in regard to substance abuse

{Teaching method is lecture format and Q & A period.}

Take this class with ” PANDA- Preventing Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness ” on the same day and earn an additional 3 ceu’s and a complimentary lunch 

Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh obtained her B.Sc. and DMD degrees as well as her General Practice Residency certificate  from  the  University of British Columbia in Canada where she  practiced general dentistry for a number of years.    She completed her Oral Medicine fellowship and MSD degree at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where she holds a faculty appointment as a professor of Oral Medicine and as an attending at the University hospital. Dr. Fatahzadeh is a diplomat of American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as director of pre and post-doctoral oral medicine training at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 06/30/2020. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.


Additional information


Friday, October 9, 2020 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ, Take this with "PANDA" Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 9am to 3:30pm