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Substance Use Disorders Training [SBRC & DEA MATE]

November 20

8 Hours of CE Credits
This course is designed to meet the new DEA MATE initial or renewal registration requirements.

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This hybrid course with on-site (6.5 hours lectures) and self-paced (1.5 hours reading assignment) is structured to satisfy the new DEA requirement for any practitioner with a DEA license or new applicants for the same. The objective for this new DEA requirement, as per the DEA website, is to “promote understanding of SUDs as well as their identification, treatment and management”. This went into effect on June 27, 2023.

Topics to be covered include, but not limited to:

  • Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain, Substance abuse and addiction: pain pathways, pain mechanisms; neurons; receptors; types of pain.
  • Substance abuse and addiction: terminology and definitions; drugs of abuse and addiction; identifying the risk factors; and who is prone?
  • Epidemiology of SUD and addiction: Global; US states and local; age, gender, race, geographic predilection, and others.
  • Evaluating analgesic studies and the Opioid Analgesic Reduction Study (OARS study.)
  • Principles of sound pain management: safe pharmacological management of dental pain; acute and chronic pain.
  • Neurophysiology and pharmacology of substance abuse and addiction: neurotransmitters; reward pathways; brain centers of substance use and addiction
  • Pharmacologic management of substance use disorder: medications and regimens commonly used for SUD: opioids, alcohol, tobacco, others. Reversal agents
  • Referral: who, when, to whom? Follow up and what to avoid in a de-addicted person.

READING ASSIGNMENT: Literature review/ self-study. Upon registration, a PDF of 8 to 10 articles, with instructions, will be emailed for home study. This portion is worth 1.5 credit hours

At the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of pain physiology, mechanisms, and principles of sound pain management.
  • Learn to identify patients with the potential for substance use disorders and prevention of SUD.
  • Learn safe pharmacological management of dental pain.
  • Understand the basics of pharmacology of the treatment of SUDs.
  • Know the fundamentals of reversal agents, de-addiction, and rehabilitation.
  • Learn how and when to refer these patients and to whom.

Presented by:

Professor and Dean
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry

DAVIS THOMAS, BDS, DDS, MScMed (Sleep Medicine), MSc
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
IN-PERSON at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 6.5 credit hours
Reading Assignments / 1.5 credit hours
$225 All Registrants
Code: 25D0805

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November 20


Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
50 12th Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103


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