2021 Opioid Update

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Credits: 2

Course Description (Lecture Style Webinar): In March of 2020, the United States entered a new era exacerbated by the “Perfect Storm” of a national opioid overdose epidemic and a worldwide viral pandemic. Never in American history have all 50 states been in a State of Emergency (April 2020) at the same time due to Covid-19 while simultaneously facing an uncertain future with deaths over a half a million Americans just from the virus by Spring of 2021. In addition, opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed during this time, putting tremendous stress and fear into Americans. I will discuss the symbiotic relationship of Covid-19 and opioids and what must be done to mitigate their effects on our nation and in our dental practices.

• Examine the current state of the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, including in Virginia.
• Discuss the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the Opioid Epidemic and its national implications and methods to lessen their effects in our dental practices.
• Explore how Fentanyl is driving the current increase in new overdose deaths and the impact on healthcare, the economy and judicial systems.
• Suggest guidelines for responsible prescription writing in light of the current upswing in opioid overdose deaths in the U.S.

Instructor: Dr.Bill Claytor
J. William “Bill” Claytor, Jr., DDS, MAGD
• Graduated from the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry and completed a two year General Practice Residency in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina.
• Received the Fellowship, Mastership and the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition awards from the Academy of General Dentistry.
• Obtained a Graduate Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Union College (KY).
• Co-chair of the Dental Section at the University of Utah School of Alcoholism and Other Chemical Dependencies.
• Serves as the Associate Director for the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals (NCCDP).
• Consultant and Board Member of the Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee (DWAC) of the American Dental Association in Chicago.
• Panelist for the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Acute Dental Pain of the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.
• Lectures throughout the U.S. on the opioid epidemic, burnout, perfectionism and addiction.

Financial Disclosure: The speaker and the Director of Continuing Education do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations to disclose relating to the content of this presentation.

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