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What's New 2018

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM

What's New 2018

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Dental (attending What's New ONLY)   more info Feb 28, 2018 $222.00 $0.00
Auxiliary (attending What's New ONLY)   more info Feb 28, 2018 $126.00 $0.00
Dental Discounted (if also attending Weeth)   more info Feb 28, 2018 $199.00 $0.00
Auxiliary Discounted (if also attending Weeth)   more info Feb 28, 2018 $99.00 $0.00

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What's New in Pharmacology

 Course Description: 

This six hour presentation will be divided into two sections: The first session will be devoted to marijuana, opiates, and alcohol. The second session will include a discussion of the top fifteen most prescribed medications and their clinical implications.

Despite continued efforts from law enforcement, counseling, and medical research, marijuana opiate, and alcohol abuse continue to rise. The marijuana of today is much more potent than twenty years ago and carries greater risks. This presentation will include current information on the alleged medical uses of marijuana as well as legalization for recreational use. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the opiate-related deaths continue to rise, in large part, because of the introduction of synthetic opiates into the street drug trade. Where are they coming from? Is there any hope for the future? Alcohol is the most abused drug in the United States. After years of alcohol abuse on the decline, surveys are reporting that it is increasing, particularly among women and the older population. Because we are in an anxiety related profession, many of our patients may be taking these drugs or may be under their influence when the patient is in the dental chair. How will you manage these patients? What is our liability?

Do you know why your patients are taking their medications? What are the consequences of their medications? Do you know about the supplemental information provided by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons for antibiotic prophylaxis? Is Codeine an acceptable medication for a 10 year old patient after surgery? 

Learning Objectives:  

List acceptable medical uses for marijuana and its impact on patient treatment

List adverse effects associated with marijuana

Describe the clinical implications of marijuana, opiate, and alcohol abuse

Recognize the clinical implications associated with the most popular physician-prescribed medications

Use the AAOS-published supplemental information to make a decision about antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive procedures

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General Information

Registration will close 2 days prior to ALL course dates. Registration will not be processed until payment is received by Eventbrite.  After the registration deadline, please contact the CE office to see if space is available  (402-472-2611).

We reserve the right to limit the number of participants and to cancel any course.  If registration and payment were sent at least two weeks prior to the course and no confirmation notice is received, please contact  402-472-2611 to verify your registration.


Participants cancelling their registrations will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.  Notice of cancellation must be made prior to the course.



The East Campus Union located at 40th and Holdrege Streets on UNL East Campus.


Registration must be completed 2 weeks prior to the event to receiving parking passes in a timely manner.                                     

Parking permits will be mailed to attendees 2 weeks in advance, any registrations after that will be given to attendees the day of course.


UNMC College of Dentistry Continuing Education Phone: 402-472-2611 E-mail: For additional information on courses and speakers please visit


The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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

The College is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.

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East Campus Union
40th and Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM

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