6 CEU - Course Type: Lecture
All day presentation - Registration starts at 8 am
This program will have two parts. The first half will discuss the addictive nature, abuse, and medicinal benefits of opioids and alcohol. For centuries opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what cost to us, our families, and our dental practices? This section will uncover fascinating details regarding the origins and influence of alcohol and opioids and their significant effect on our society today. The second half of the day will be devoted to marijuana. Thirty two states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Inevitably, some of these marijuana users will be treated by the dentist or hygienist. What is it? Does it have any medicinal use? Is marijuana addicting? What are the effects of marijuana on driving ability? What are the effects of marijuana on intellectual development? Should any member of the dental team be allowed to use marijuana medicinally? How is impairment measured?
The Northern Virginia Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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. See each course description for the number of continuing education credits designated by the Northern Virginia Dental Society.