Presents:

Worcester District Dental Hygiene Association

Presents       

"Chemical Dependency: Understanding Dental

Implications with Addiction, and Recovery"

                                   

Barbara Sheerin RDH MEd  Paul Sheerin MA

Oral B Presentation - Judith Quinn RDH, MS

Presidential Visit - Paula Morrison RDH, BS

 

SATURDAY April 23, 2016

4 CEU's

FULL BREAKFAST & RAFFLES

8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM
 
The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, Mass 01583

Members: $50
Non-Members: $75

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Substance abuse may have been a national concern but is now deemed a crisis/epidemic.  A dental professional may find themselves interacting with people who abuse drugs such as tobacco products, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine and prescription medications. it is important for oral health professionals to be able to identify problems of abuse and to provide informed care or referral. Oral implications of chemical dependency and abuse need to be considered in all phases of the dental hygiene care plan.

Objectives:  The learner will be able to

  • Identify patterns of dependency and abuse.
  • Discriminate drugs of choice and identify impacts on the body and mind.
  • Discuss various treatment options that patients may/are engages in.
  • Identify oral signs of substance abuse and the chemicals within the drugs that cause hard of soft tissue changes.
  • Discuss care plan modifications and strategies for a chemical dependent person.

 

 

 

 

Instructors

Barbara Sheerin RDH, MEd, has more than 30 years of experience in the dental hygiene field.  Her career has been multifaceted including, clinical dental hygiene, dental hygiene education, presenter, MDHA officer position and a lifelong member of ADHA. Barbara is currently a Professor of Dental Hygiene at Cape Cod

Community College. She has been published in various professional journals and is a contributor to the eleventh edition of the Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist by Dr. Esther Wilkins. She is a Past-President of the Massachusetts's Dental Hygienist Association and has served as a Student Advisor to American Dental Hygienists

Association for many years.

 

Paul Sheerin MA has a Masters degree in rehabilitation Counseling and is certified in high school guidance. He has a variety of experiences in the field of substance abuse and addiction. He has worked in residential settings with adolescents battling addictions and mental health issues. His passion for this field brought him to work in medium security prisons providing chemical dependency counseling. Presently, he works in a drug court with court appointed

individuals and is currently working on obtaining his licensed alcohol drug counselor (LADC) at the university of Massachusetts/Boston.

 

Judith Quinlisk RDH, MS is the Territory Manager for Crest Oral B.

 

Paula Morrison RDH, BS is a 1995 Graduate of Worcester State College with a BS in Urban Studies.  She earned her associates degree in dental hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College in 2008.   Paula works at the Community Health Connections in Fitchburg for their school based dental program, and is a proud member of ADHA.  During her free time she enjoys hiking, running half marathons and spending time with her family.

 

Registration Form - Chemical Dependency


To register for Worcester's Chem Dependency Course, please print a copy of this message, fill out the form below, and return by April 16, 2016.

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Member Registration - $50
Non-Member Registration - $75

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go to www.adha.org and check NOT A MEMBER?  APPLY NOW! 

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Please mail this form and a check made payable to "WDHA" to

Ruthann Zamarro, RDH                Questions call Ruthann at:
341 Salisbury St                                    
508-757-3792
Worcester, MA 01609

 

Presents:

NORTH SHORE DENTAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION

Upcoming Spring Courses

  SAVE THE DATE!

APRIL 17, 2016 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY WITH BARBARA SHEERIN

Check back later for Registration info!

Presents:

 


Middlesex Component Upcoming Courses: Save The Date!

  Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Infection Control
 Sunday, April 17, 2016 - Hands-on Anesthesia Review
Check back later for Registration info.

Metropolitan Component Presents:
WE TAKE THE BEST CARE AND PROTECTION FOR OUR PATIENTS. WE MUST LEARN TO TAKE AND PROTECT OURSELVES
MANY OF US ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WITH NO HR DEPARTMENT TO HELP US LEARN TO PROVIDE FOR OUR FUTURE.
ASTA MULDOON AMERICAN FINANCIAL, WILL PROVIDE THOSE TOOLS FOR US
ELLEN WE TAKE THE BEST CARE AND PROTECTION FOR OUR PATIENTS. WE MUST LEARN TO TAKE AND PROTECT OURSELVES
MANY OF US ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WITH NO HR DEPARTMENT TO HELP US LEARN TO PROVIDE FOR OUR FUTURE.
ASTA MULDOON AMERICAN FINANCIAL, WILL PROVIDE THOSE TOOLS FOR US
ELLEN WE TAKE THE BEST CARE AND PROTECTION FOR OUR PATIENTS. WE MUST LEARN TO TAKE AND PROTECT OURSELVES
MANY OF US ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WITH NO HR DEPARTMENT TO HELP US LEARN TO PROVIDE FOR OUR FUTURE.
ASTA MULDOON AMERICAN FINANCIAL, WILL PROVIDE THOSE TOOLS FOR US
ELLEN Gambardella WILL PROVIDE US WITH OUR MANDATORY OSHA INFECTION CONTROL TO GET US BACK CHAIRSIDE.
SHE PROVIDES THIS FULLY AND WITH ENJOYMENT
4 CEU
COST $65.00 MEMBERS $75.00 NON-REMEMBER
Sunday March 6th
Sheraton Needam
100 Cabot St,
Needham, MA 02494
Registration and Breakfast are 8:00 -8:45
TO REGISTER: CHECK PAYABLE MASS DENTAL HYGIENIST ASSOCIATION METROPOLITAN
SEND PAYMENT SUSAN COHEN 63 COREY RD BRIGHTON MA. 02135
617-738-7086 FOR QUESTIONS
Registrations Due by Feb 25
ALL THOSE REGISTERED WILL BE ENTERED IN DOOR PRIZE . PLEASE BRING NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM AND BE ENTERED TWICE WILL PROVIDE US WITH OUR MANDATORY OSHA INFECTION CONTROL TO GET US BACK CHAIRSIDE. SHE PROVIDES THIS FULLY AND WITH ENJOYMENT