One Nation Overdosed: Unmasking the Opioid Epidemic
One pill can kill, one pill can cause addiction. Opioid abuse, including Oxy, Fentanyl and Heroin, is destroying lives, devastating families and communities across the United States. Addiction and overdoses are happening in all states, from all backgrounds, all ages, in both men and women. According to the NIDA, more Americans died from overdoses than from car accidents or gun violence in 2018. As health care professionals, we are ideal first responders and poised to help our patients that “use” in an unhealthy manner, STOP the cycle of addiction.
This program will uncover the mysteries of these addictive drugs and elevate our awareness as health care professionals. Edie will share, with brutal honesty, her own stories of living with addicts. Participants should be able to:
Appreciate the cycle of addiction
Identify the current trends in opioid misuse, including Fentanyl, Heroin and others
Recognize signs and symptoms of opioid addiction
Understand pain management alternatives to opioids
Smoking Out the REAL Truth! Vaping and Cannabis in
With vaping an escalating trend, especially in our youth, and marijuana now legal in many states, a shifting paradigm of drug use is evolving. New studies have shed light on the danger of vaping chemicals while uncovering the potential health benefits of cannabis! The ability to communicate these new issues to our patients is critical as health care providers.
This program will uncover the mysteries of E-cigs, JUULing, recreational and medical cannabis, and expose the reality hidden by the “smoke and mirrors”. You will learn to:
Understand the oral and systemic effects of electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS) and marijuana
Distinguish myth vs reality of the medicinal aspect of marijuana and “safety” of ENDS (e-cigs/ vaping)
dentify the current trends in vaping and marijuana use
Stop The Peri-Go-Round: Where Clinical Excellence and Patient Engagement Come Together!
Is your team STUCK in the STUCKness of disengaged patients? Turning a “no” into a YES involves passion, integrity and unwavering confidence in your dentistry! This trio of traits will lead to improved patient engagement and help stop the dreaded “peri-go-round.” Keys for successful treatment presentation, effective communication and overcoming objections, along with the most current regenerative protocols, will be discussed.
If you and your team are ready to help your patients move out of the NO zone and into your schedule, this course is for you! Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Understand evidence-based technologies that can help improve clinical outcomes
Appreciate current perio/regenerative protocols critical to your patient’s health
Develop engaging communication strategies that will help patients agree to the treatment they need and want
Learn problem solving strategies for overcoming objections
Illicit drug use and abuse has sky rocketed and is now epidemic. Our society has unlimited access to many
mind-altering, highly addictive drugs and has embraced this counter-culture as part of everyday life. The oral and systemic adverse effects of illicit drug abuse, including the damage they can cause to vital neural pathways, needs to be understood. As health care professionals, we are ideal first responders and poised to help our patients that use in an unhealthy manner, STOP the cycle of addiction.
This program will uncover the mysteries of the most common drugs of abuse. Edie will share, with brutal honesty, her own stories of living with addicts. Participants should learn to:
Identify the top five drugs of abuse
Recognize the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder and addiction, including oral manifestations
Appreciate how illicit drugs adversely affect the brain and its’ vital neural pathways
Develop communication strategies to improve patient engagement
Peri-implant complications, just like periodontal complications, may appear similar during visual examination. How do you decide which technologies (Plastic? Titanium? Ultrasonic? Laser?) are the best choices for treating your implant clients? It is critical to know how to differentiate between and determine the underlying cause of the complication to properly treat the disease. Knowing the “why” of the problem is paramount for treatment success and patient engagement!
A comprehensive understanding of signs, symptoms, and etiology of peri-implant complications, along with the most current, evidence-based maintenance and regenerative protocols, will be discussed. You will learn to:
Recognize signs and symptoms of peri-implant mucositis, implantitis and cementitis
Develop assessment & treatment protocols for peri-implant disease
Understand instrumentation/maintenance procedures for optimal patient care
Appreciate regenerative procedures
Differentiate between technologies to help create a customized home care protocol to improve patient engagement