Opioid Use and Abuse: Rethinking Acute Dental Pain Management
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Credits: 3 Lecture Hours
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Course Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Presented By: Mary Hamburg, D.D.S., M.S.
Prescription opioid drugs are the most common drug class associated with drug overdose in Oklahoma. More than all other illicit drugs combined. Due to their high addiction rate, prescription opioids can lead to an unintentional addiction habit for patients or serve as a gateway to illegal drug use and abuse. Up to 23% of prescription opioids are used non-medically and dentists account for 12% of prescribed opioids in the United States. How dentists respond to the crisis is paramount. This course will review alternative options for managing acute dental pain. It will explore the trends in opioid drug use and abuse and discuss resources for patients struggling with addiction.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Mary Hamburg is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and Graduate Periodontics Program. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Hamburg is an Assistant Clinic Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency and serves as an executive board member to the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Hamburg is a member of the Oklahoma Dental Association, American Dental Associate and the American Association of Women Dentists. She enjoys participating in Spear Study Club and presenting continuing education courses for dental practitioners in Oklahoma. Dr. Hamburg practices in Midwest City and Yukon with Dental Implants and Endodontics of Oklahoma.
Complimentary parking is available on the first level of the Stonewall Parking garage for courses held at the OU College of Dentistry. No refunds issued. Credit may be extended to another course. We reserve the right to cancel the course if the need arises.
The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is a 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. The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry designates this activity for six continuing education lecture credits.
Course Provided By:
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Deanna Foster, Director of Continuing Education