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Substance Use Disorders (ACDE-Webinar)

July 10 - July 24

An ACDE Joint Provider Live Webinar Series …
Presented in 2 parts: Wednesdays, July 10 and 24 …
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This two-day course (1.5 hours each) is aimed at providing three hours in total of CE which can be credited towards the DEA-MATE mandated hours for new or renewal application of DEA license. The course is intended to provide fundamental understanding on substance use disorders, and possible referral and management. Reviewing the Principles of sound Pain management: Safe pharmacological management of dental pain; acute and chronic pain.   Along with reviewing Substance abuse and addiction: Terminology, definitions; prevalence and incidence; drugs of abuse and addiction; identifying the risk factors; who is prone?

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Brief review of Pain pathway and mechanisms
  • Learn to identify patients with the potential for substance use disorders and prevention of SUD
  • Understand the basics of neurophysiology of SUDs


  • The “S” in SUD: what substances and drugs?
  • Know the fundamentals of reversal agents, de-addiction and rehabilitation
  • Learn how and when to refer these patients and to who

Presented by:
MSD, MSc Med, MSc

DR. DAVIS THOMAS completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from India. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and one year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU. While in private practice, he then went on to further his education in the following twenty years to include multiple master’s degrees including orofacial pain (Rutgers University), headache pain management (University of Edinburgh), and sleep medicine (University of Sydney). As an associate clinical professor (12 years), Dr. Thomas now continues his research in Pain Management at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The experience and education Dr. Thomas has acquired over the years has allowed him to lecture extensively all around the world. He has been a commissioned officer in the United Sates Army since 2001. He also has multiple faculty appointments in national and international hospitals and universities. Currently, he is the director for OFP/TMD/Sleep medicine courses for Roseman University/Smile USA Academy.

PART III:  Wednesday, July 10, 2024
7:30  to 9:00 p.m. ET | 1.5 credit hours
Live WEBINAR via Zoom
$59 All Dental Professionals
Code: 25D0245-A10

PART IV:  Wednesday, July 24, 2024
7:30  to 9:00 p.m. ET | 1.5 credit hours
Live WEBINAR via Zoom
$59 All Dental Professionals
Code: 25D0245-A24

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July 10
July 24


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