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Welcome to San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

SGVDS is a local dental society of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. We're here to support dentists in their service to patients, as professional dental care providers, and as business owners throughout their careers.

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Upcoming C.E. & Events

R&R for Prescribing Controlled Substances

  • Thu, Jan 25, 2024 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Jan 25, 2024 | 8:00 PM

Hardev Singh, DDS
Speaker: Hardev Singh, DMD, MS
 Live Webinar / 2 CEU

Opioid Abuse and Pain Management

At this current time the widespread abuse and usage of numerous opioids in the country has reached to an epidemic level bringing up awareness in society.  At this time the effects of abuse has led to extremely tragic and dangerous outcomes on both individuals and their families.  Prevention of such calamities by educating patients and changing or modifying prior prescribing methods by all providers can be helpful going forward.  By incorporating proper education tools for patients and doing adequate post-operative care providers can minimize opioid abuse that is extremely prevalent at this current moment.

Topics to be Covered

1. Understanding the scope of the problem, and how it pertains to all of us

2. Understanding what the role of every dentist is in addressing the problem either as a
    GP or specialist

 3. Being able to identify a potential patient who is a opioid abuser, and strategies on     
     how to deal with them

4. Identifying appropriate medications to prescribe for patients as substitutes for opioids
    in a correct manner

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