The ADA is hosting an opioids webinar on Wednesday, April 3, featuring the National Institutes of Health. Called NIH Response to the Opioid Crisis from a Research Perspective, the webinar will take place from 3-4 p.m. EST.
The free webinar, which includes an hour of continuing education credit for member dentists, will touch on the following topics:
- An overview of the opioid crisis.
- How addiction is a chronic brain disease.
- What NIH is doing to address the issue through research as related to pain management and dentistry.
- The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or HEAL Initiative, including ongoing and completed studies related to dental pain management and opioid prescribing from the National Dental Practice-Based Network.
Featured speakers of the one-hour webinar include Wilson M. Compton, MD, deputy director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Dr. Martha J. Somerman, director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and Dr. Brad Rindal, senior research investigator and associate dental director for research, HealthPartners Dental Group.