Oral diseases are a devastating problem among a significant percentage of Missouri’s residents, affecting their overall health and ability to work and learn. The Mission of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is to improve oral health with all Missourians by advocating for sound public policy. The Vision of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is Oral Health for all Missourians. Join organizations and individuals across the state in achieving this mission. Your support and dedication are essential to ensuring oral health is a high priority for Missourians and for policy makers.
A special online training on the ongoing opioid crisis. Sponsored by MO Dept. of Health and Senior Services
Friday, November 20, 2020
1 – 2:30 PM
Registration is free https://www.cezoom.com/registration/?conf=752
CEUs are included
Revisiting the Opioid Epidemic Inside the Pandemic
William T Kane, DDS, MBA, FAGD, FACD
The opioid epidemic in Missouri has not gone away. The epidemic continues in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the epidemic and the pandemic cross paths with dire consequences for Missourians, healthcare providers and, in particular, dental professionals.
This online training will revisit the opioid epidemic and the response of dentistry to this crisis. Understanding and identifying patients with addictive diseases (Substance Use Disorders/SUD’s) and how this relates to dentistry will be discussed. The pandemic has led to complications in this work. People with addictive diseases seem to be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and may have more severe symptoms.
In addition, safe and effective prescribing practices for acute dental pain will be discussed. Dental treatment for patients in active addiction, recovery, and medically assisted recovery (MAT) will be presented.
The presentation will include time for discussion and Q & A.
Registration is Open
Dental Services and COVID-19:
Teledentistry is available in Missouri now and can help with access to care - Learn more.
Missouri DHSS, the MDA, ADA, and CDC are recommending non-emergency dental care to be suspended for the coming weeks. Further information on these recommendations can be found below:
If you are needing to locate low-cost emergency dental services, resources are available below:
COVID Hotline: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: 877-435-8411
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2021 Oral Health Policy Conference
March 4 & 5, 2021
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO
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