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Pain Management Seminar and VDDS Annual Meeting



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DATE:    Tuesday, April 23, 2013                    

PLACE: Log Cabin, Holyoke                 

TIME:     4:00 6:00 P.M.  Pain Management Course (Registration starts at 3:45)

TIME:     6:00 P.M. Cocktails                              6:30 P.M. Dinner and Business Meeting


We hope you will come and join us at the combined Pain Management and V.D.D.S. Business Meeting with the MDS Presidential visit.  If you plan to attend only one of the two meetings the price is still the same.


Seminar Description: The course will enable the dentist who may prescribe controlled substances to comply with the educational requirements of the State of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry.  The attendee will receive knowledge in and education with respect to:   effective pain management

  identification of patients at high risk for substance abuse

  counseling of patients with respect to - side effects of the medications,

  addictive nature of medications

  proper storage of medications

  proper disposal of prescription medications


The attendee will receive education and materials with respect to the following:

         development and implementation of a patient's pain management plan

         recordkeeping in accordance with the standard of care

         use of appropriate  medications in concert with the patient's diagnosis

         consultation with other of the patient's medical providers

         recognition of tolerance and physical dependence

         using sound professional judgment in the recognition of stages of dependence

         compliance with safeguards to minimize potential abuse


The Course Objective is to educate the provider with the above and comply with MGL 94C section 18.


The Speaker:  Dr. Howard Pactovis has been in the dental field for well over thirty years.  He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry.  For the last twenty years Dr. Pactovis has been exclusively in the safety, education and risk prevention area relative to the dental field.  Howard is the founder of Dynamic Dental Safety, director of education for the Dental Learning Network and has presented educational courses in more than twenty states.  He has been a featured speaker at the Yankee Dental Congress, New Hampshire Dental Society 2008 annual meeting, Greater New York Dental Meeting 2010 and other state and local dental meetings on the subject of dental office safety.


The Valley District is an ADA CERP recognized provider, approved by the Massachusetts Dental Society and expects its presenters to be in  compliance with the ADA CERP standard.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers for 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.

The Valley District designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

*Valley District Dental Society has been designated an approved program provider by the MA constituent of AGD from 5/2009 to 5/2013.   















MEMBER'S FEE:  $45.00 FOR SEMINAR & DINNER                     DINNER ONLY:  $35.00


______I will attend the Pain Management Seminar only  *The fee is the same even if you plan on attending the seminar only!

______I will attend the Pain Management Seminar and the Annual Meeting with the dinner.

______I will attend the Annual Meeting and dinner only. 


                MENU: Please choose one.    


______ Stuffed Chicken with sun-dried Tomato cream sauce


           ______ Baked Scrod with Lemon seasoned bread crumbs        ______ Roast Tenderloin of Beef



NAMES:______________________________________________________NUMBER ATTENDING____


CHECKS ARE PAYABLE TO:  Valley District Dental Society

                                                                     60 Court St. Ste.2

                                                                     Westfield, MA 01085-3509


*CREDIT CARD INFORMATION MAY BE MAILED OR FAXED TO THE VDDS AT (413) 568-3400 (make sure you fill out the form completely, including your billing address and menu selection) OR CALL THE VALLEY AT (413) 568-8200. 


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The deadline for reservations is April 16, 2013.  You must pre-register for this meeting.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.  No refunds after April 18th.



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