Chemical Dependency and Addiction: Implications to the Dental Practice

Date(s)
Aug. 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO 

Subject:130 Electives
Credits: 1.5
Tuesday, August 11: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists, Dental Staff, New Dentists, Students
Fee: Members: $75; Member Staff: $75; Students: $37.50; Non-Members: $125

REGISTER NOW

Description

The problem of substance abuse has emerged as a major issue in society and become an area of focus for healthcare professionals. Statistically, more than 20 million Americans are affected by substance abuse, which includes the use of alcohol, recreational or illicit drugs, and prescribed medications. In this course, we will discuss alcohol and the various drugs of abuse and their mechanism of action. We will review modifications in dental treatment that may be necessary when treating a patient who is chemically dependent or recovering from chemical dependency. Finally, we will review the drugs used in dentistry and their potential interactions with these drugs of abuse.

Learning Objectives

• Identify epidemiologic factors related to chemical dependency.
• Describe signs that may indicate that a patient is chemically dependent.
• Discuss modifications in dental treatment that may be necessary when treating a patient who is chemically dependent or recovering from chemical dependency.
• Describe how drugs and alcohol may interact with dental therapeutic agents.

Speaker Bio

Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, is an assistant professor of pharmacology and preventive dentistry as well as a clinical instructor and treatment plan coordinator at the University of Toronto (U of T) Faculty of Dentistry, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. He received both his DDS and MSc from the U of T. Ouanounou has received numerous teaching awards, including the U of T’s prestigious Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award (2015) and the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry’s W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2019). Ouanounou is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He has published and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and maintains a general private practice in Toronto.
 
Add this Event to your Calendar