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Webinar Date & Time:

Sunday, Jan. 12th, 2025, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

Opioid Abuse and Pain Management
At this current time the widespread abuse and usage of numerous opioids in
the country has reached to an epidemic level bringing up awareness in society. At
this time the effects of abuse has led to extremely tragic and dangerous outcomes
on both individuals and their families. Prevention of such calamities by educating
patients and changing or modifying prior prescribing methods by all providers can
be helpful going forward. By incorporating proper education tools for patients and
doing adequate post-operative care providers can minimize opioid abuse that is
extremely prevalent at this current moment.
Topics to be covered
1. Understanding the scope of the problem, and how it pertains to all of us
2. Understanding what the role of every dentist is in addressing the problem either
as a GP or specialist
3. Being able to identify a potential patient who is a opioid abuser, and strategies
on how to deal with them
4. Identifying appropriate medications to prescribe for patients as substitutes for
opioids in a correct manner
Presenter: Dr. Hardev M. Singh DMD, MS
Dr. Singh was awarded his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh,
School of Dental Medicine, while being a dental student he was awarded the
Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) from the United States Army. As
a commissioned dental officer, he was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, Global
War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. After
serving the Army, Dr. Singh was an Associate Professor at Western University
providing clinical dental care with a focus on complex exodontia and pre-
prosthetic surgery.
While working in academia he was the owner of a dental practice, however
his passion to continue to advance himself led him to become a Periodontic
resident at the prestigious Loma Linda University with the focus on advanced
periodontal surgery and implant therapy. At Loma Linda he graduated as chief
resident and received training from worldwide clinicians. He still holds his
academic appointment at Western University as an adjunct faculty. One of the
components of his residency training was not only the surgical aspect, but also the
importance of non-surgical therapy. As a resident affiliated with various hospitals,
the ability to deal with patients with various systemic & pain management issues
from various backgrounds provided to be extremely important during residency.
At this time, he is a Board-Certified Periodontist who works with various
offices in providing periodontal therapy and implant treatment, but also believes in
educating and training all staff along with helping patients. As a travelling
periodontist Dr Singh works with various offices in Southern California and sees
patients from all areas and works with offices and other GP’s in providing detailed
information on dealing with all post-operative management issues for mutual
patients needing treatment. Dr Singh is currently an adjunct faculty at Western
University and has numerous publications while collaborating with other