Dr. A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhDLecture
This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series
This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*
This course is a virtual course focusing on evidence-based best practices for use of opioids in pain management in the dental office. The course will review the epidemiology, the patterns, and the trends of the opioid epidemic and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in the US; will discuss the social, financial, and human cost of the opioid epidemic and SUD in the US; and will examine the role of dental professionals and healthcare providers in the current US opioid epidemic. Finally, the program will discuss risk factors for the development of SUD and other common drugs that are abused. It will also provide strategies to approach these patients, discuss the risk factors of the use of opioid analgesics in the development of SUD in adults and adolescence, and provide resources for family members.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Review the epidemiology, the patterns, and trends of the opioid epidemic and SUD in the US
- Discuss the social, financial, and human cost of the opioid epidemic and SUD in the US
- Examine the role of dental professionals and healthcare providers in the current US opioid epidemic
- Discuss the risk factors of use of opioid analgesics in the development of SUDs in adults and adolescents
- Appraise the evidence-based management of dental pain
- Manage patients with active SUD and patients in recovery from SUD in need of dental treatment
Dr. A. Omar Abubaker currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry; Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery School of Medicine; and Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at MCV Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and has authored two oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks, over 100 chapters, over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, numerous abstracts, and scientific presentations. He maintains an active intramural private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in International Addiction Studies from the International Program in Addiction Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide, Australia and Kings College London, England. He recently became involved in education and research in the field of addiction and opioid epidemic.
Friday, October 29, 2021
The Dental Professional
8:00am – 9:30am Pacific Standard time
*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”
This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.
The University of Washington 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.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.
The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.