In 2016, opioids killed more than 42,000 people in the U.S., and 40% of those deaths involved a prescription pain reliever. Opioids aren’t only an issue for dentistry, they are a national epidemic. To help students effectively discuss and combat the crisis, this webinar will provide up-to-date opioid information and examine how experts from different fields are working together against opioids.
Dr. David Anderson
, director of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Richard D’Innocenzo
- Dr. Anderson obtained his dental degree from Creighton University Dental School as well as completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency and a General Surgery Internship and MD degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He also holds the status of Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Anderson was in private practice for 18 years and is now the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Roseman College of Dental Medicine.
, clinical professor and director of pre-doctoral education, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Sharon Parsons
- Richard D’Innocenzo, DMD, MD, is clinical professor and director of predoctoral oral surgery dducation at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
, vice president, Ohio Dental Association
- Dr. Sharon Parsons is a general dentist and owner of Dental Associates in Columbus, Ohio. She has been practicing since 1981 when she graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She is very involved in organized dentistry and is currently the president elect of the Ohio Dental Association. She became passionate about opioid addiction prevention after her older son died of an opioid overdose. She now speaks to dentists about opioid prescribing and addiction. She started a non-profit, A Voice for Sean, for the purpose of education and advocacy for opioid addiction prevention. She is the recipient of a Lucy Hobbs award for Humanitarianism and Ultradent's Icon of Dentistry Activism Award.