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Detrimental effects of substance abuse on oral health: In Person Program




Attend this class in Person at our School

Date: Sunday December 3, 2023

Time: 9am to 12pm

This program will satisfy both the NJ Board of Dentistry requirement for Opioid training as well the MATE requirement 

Detrimental effects of substance abuse on oral health

Dental practitioners are in the position to recognize signs and symptoms of substance abuse and contribute to its timely and appropriate management. In The program reviews the biological basis of substance use disorder and its epidemiology in the United states. In addition, illustrative examples of dental and oral complications caused by a variety of substances of abuse are provided. The potential role of dental providers in the prevention and overall management including habit cessation is also emphasized.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Understand the biological basis and epidemiology of substance use disorder
• Take relevant history, identify signs and symptoms of substance abuse
• Understand potential impact of substance abuse on oral health and provision of dental care
• Increase their confidence and skills in communicating with these patients
• Learn about the basics of habit modification regarding substance abuse.

Instructor:   Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh

Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh obtained her B.Sc. & DMD degrees  as well as her GPR certificate from the Univ. of British Columbia; Canada and practiced general dentistry. She completed her Oral Medicine fellowship & MSD degree at Rutgers School-Dental Medicine. She is a professor of Oral Medicine & an attending at the Univ. Hospital. Dr. Fatahzadeh is a diplomat of American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as director of pre & post-doctoral oral medicine training at the Rutgers School-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 12/31/2024. 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.

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Attend at our School: Sunday Dec. 3, 2023 Time: 9am to 12pm