Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM EDT
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Hawthorn Center 
6175 Sunny Spring
Columbia, MD 21044

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Heather Ten Broeck, RDH, BSDH 
Howard County Dental Hygienists' Association 

HCDHA 2 CE Event: 'Latest on Opioid Addiction Crisis & Recent Opioid Legislation, Medical Marijuana' PLUS Nalaxone (NARCAN) Training from the Howard County Health Department!

Please join Howard County Dental Hygienists' Association for  the 'Latest on Opioid Addiction Crisis & Recent Opioid Legislation; Updated on Medical Marijuana', featuring guest speaker, Dr. Richard Wynn, PhD.

Speaker: Dr. Richary Wynn, PhD

Speaker Bio: Richard Wynn, PhD, is a nationally recognized speaker, author, columnist and consultant relative to dental drug therapeutics and drug information for the dental professional. He keeps the profession informed about current issues relative to drugs in dentistry including new therapeutic agents, new drug interactions and newly reported adverse reactions in dental patients. He researches the literature daily for new reports which would be of interest to the profession. Dental schools which have provided support for his update courses have included U Mississippi, Loma Linda, UCLA, UCSF, U Washington, U Minnesota, U Pittsburgh and U Florida. State dental and dental hygiene associations providing support have included Maryland, Arkansas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and California. Professional associations supporting Dick in his efforts include the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is the lead author of the most recognized chairside dental drug reference book entitled Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry now in its 9th edition, avaliable in print and electronic formats. Dick continues to be the "source for dental drug information" because of his academic interests and his ready access to commercial, private and governmental drug data bases.

Course Overview:

This course will bring the dental professional up to date on the opioid overdose crisis at the national and local level and the newly passed Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 by Congress. In addition, the latest medical marijuana issues will be described relative to growers, processors, dispensers, and providers. 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the prescription opioid, heroin/fentanyl/carfentanil epidemic in America.
  • Describe demographics of opioid addiction in Maryland counties.
  • Describe the mechanism of opiate dependence and withdrawal symptoms within the CNS. 
  • Be able to list the growers and dispensaries for medical marijuana in Maryland and the District. 
  • List the evidenced based clinical conditions for which marijuana has shown effective.