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Register for webinar on substance abuse disorder by Jan. 16

December 17, 2014

Learn about common scams patients may use to obtain controlled substances from dentists in an upcoming webinar.

“Detection and Deterrence of Substance Abuse Disorder and Drug Diversion in the Dental Practice” is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. Central standard time on Jan. 21. Michael O’Neil, professor of pharmacy practice at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee, will discuss substance abuse disorder and how dentists can incorporate a drug diversion prevention strategy into their practices. He will also instruct dentists on how they can identify overt signs of substance abuse in their patients.

The webinar is part of a sub-award the ADA received from the American Academy of Addictive Psychiatry from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, which received a grant to create webinars and training on treating pain and opioid addiction. The center is paying for the Provider’s Clinical Support System for the Appropriate Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain and Opioid-related Addiction, a collaborative effort among medical associations to provide training on the topic.

Those who participate in the webinar are eligible to earn one hour of continuing education credit. To register, contact Alison Siwek, manager of dentist health and wellness for the Council on Dental Practice, at siweka@ada.org or 1-312-440-2622. Registration closes on Jan. 16.