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FCE8: The Periodontist and the Opioid Crisis
November 4, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Program Track: Periodontal and Systemic Interrelationships
David M. Kim
This presentation is designed to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on our patient population. The talk will outline how we got to this point, the affects on the community, the impact on the health care system, and the methods that can be used to be a part of the solution of dealing with this epidemic.
- Develop an understanding of how the opioid epidemic got to this point.
- Examine the etiology of addiction.
- Adopt an evidence-based approach to pain management.
- Recognize the need for rules on prescribing practices.