This presentation will discuss common drugs used by children and adolescents and provide the attendee with approaches in identifying and managing patients with substance use disorders in the pediatric dental practice. Logic for experimenting, misusing, signs, symptoms, behaviors, and effects on the developing brain will be highlighted. Similarities, differences, and challenges of adolescents with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders will be discussed. Dental treatment recommendations, brief interventions, effective referral protocol, and resources for family members will be discussed.
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- describe alcohol and drug use in early adolescence with progression to substance use disorders in late adolescence.
- discuss the neurocognitive effects of addictive substances on the developing adolescent brain.
- discuss patterns, trends, and contributing factors to substance use \ misuse among the adolescent population
- highlight similarities, differences, and discuss challenges of adolescents with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.
- discuss how the pediatric dental practitioner and staff can identify and manage substance use and withdrawal syndrome behaviors in patients.
- recognize and deliver safe dental procedures for adolescents who are actively using alcohol and \ or other drugs; or are currently receiving treatment for opioid and substance use disorders.
- demonstrate and provide the pediatric dentist with brief interventions, referrals, and resources for the family.
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
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Original Continuing Education Certificates are subject to Dental Board of California audit and should be retained by the licentiate for a period of six years. Completion of these courses does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for above designated units of continuing education.
Course Materials Features
- Lessons 2
- Topics 0
- Quizzes 1
- Students 5
- Certificate Yes
- Assignment No
- Category Child Development
- Lecture Length 90 minutes
- Original Release Date April 2, 2022
- Review Date April 2, 2022
- Expiration Date April 2, 2025