Valley District Dental Society -
“Opiates, Vaping, and Street Drugs:
The Perspective from a Dental Chair”
THE DATE: Tuesday, November
TIME: Registration – 5:00, Dinner –
5:30 pm, Lecture – 6:45 – 8:45 pm
THE PLACE: Chez Josef, Agawam,
THE TOPIC: This will be an interactive discussion giving a broad overview of
the neuroanatomy of addiction with a specific focus on the impact of nicotine,
alcohol, opioids, and other addictive substances on oral health. We will
review SBIRT and its role in identifying those with substance use
disorder. Participants will leave with an improved understanding of
community resources available to help those with addiction.
completion of this course, attendees will:
1. Understand addiction as a chronic
relapsing medical condition like diabetes, obesity, or depression
2. Learn about impact of other nicotine
or marijuana delivery systems
3. Review state-wide prescribing
patterns with opioids
4. Discuss evidence-based treatments
SPEAKER: Dr. Ruth Potee is a board-certified Family Physician and
Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
She is a native of western Massachusetts and attended public schools in the
North Quabbin region. She attended Wellesley College, Yale University
School of Medicine, and did her residency at Boston University where she
remained as an assistant professor of Family Medicine for eight years.
In addition to practicing full- scope family medicine, she is
currently the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections,
the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center, and the Pioneer Valley Regional
School District, as well as the Chair of the Healthcare Solutions of the Opioid
Taskforce of Franklin County. In 2015 she was named Franklin County
Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society and is currently the
Chair of the Department of Medicine at Baystate-Franklin Medical Center.
Dr. Potee engages communities in discussions surrounding substance abuse
through her wide-ranging series of talks.
Disclosure: Dr.Ruth Potee has no
conflicts to disclose.
THE FOOD: The Chez Josef Buffet
THE CREDITS: 2 CEU – Lecture
The Valley District Dental
Society designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
audience: Dental Assistants, Hygienists,
Office Personnel and Dentists.
District Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the
Massachusetts Dental Society. ADA CERP
is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals
in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does
not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply
acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about
a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing
Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/cerp
District Dental Society is designated as an approved PACE Program provider by
the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal Continuing education programs of
this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and
membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval
extends from 8/25/17 to 8/24/2021. Subject code 148
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY!
Click the link below to register today!
Select the correct ticket types for Doctors, Auxiliaries, or Students in
your practice. You will be asked for the
names of all attendees and can pay using a credit card. Please print your tickets & bring them
with you. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER OCTOBER 30, 2018.
Regular registration runs through
October 22nd at the following rates:
Doctor - $55 Auxiliary - $38 Student
Late registration runs from October
23rd through October 30th at the following rates:
Doctor - $60 Auxiliary
- $45 Student - $35
NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED
AFTER OCTOBER 30th. There is no registration at the door. If you would like to pay by check or call in
credit card information to Amy at any time prior to October 30th,
please be aware that an additional $5
fee per person will apply. You may call Amy at the Valley District Dental
Society at 413-568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays from 10a.m. until 3p.m.