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Dental Hygiene: Understanding Opioids

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3 CE units

$69 early registration

$89 at the door

9am-11am Presented by Reb Close and Casey Grover
An overview of the US prescription drug and opiate epidemics, including a discussion of medications of abuse and prescription drug abuse/forgery.

- Discuss the scope of US prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse
- Review the Classes of Controlled Medications
- Highlight which prescription drugs are most abused
- Discuss prescription forgery/diversion
- Discuss drug diversion in health care settings

Reb Close, MD and Casey Grover, MD are Emergency Physicians at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and two of the lead physicians for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative.

Reb Close attended medical school at UCLA, and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been practicing Emergency Medicine at CHOMP since 2003.
Casey Grover is a native of the Monterey Peninsula, and also attended medical school at UCLA. He completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University/Kaiser Permanente program. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine at CHOMP since 2013.

11am-12pm Noel Kelsch RDHAP, MS
IDENTIFYING ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPING A TREATMENT PROTOCOL: Addictive behaviors have become an ever-increasing part of life. This course prepares you to treat clients experiencing the many effects of addictive behaviors. These behaviors need to be recognized, understood, and incorporated into the health care professional’s treatment plan.  This course includes an overview of addictive behaviors from drug addiction to anorexia and tools to design treatment plans to meet the needs of patients dealing with addiction.

Noel Brandon-Kelsch MS is an international speaker, writer, researcher, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice and director of Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene program.  She is passionate about oral health and has the uncanny ability to motivate and enlighten audiences through her unique humor and cutting edge information. She takes tough subject matter and presents it in such an interesting way that it becomes thought provoking even to those not involved in her industry. Her private practice has been devoted to serving underserved populations from hospice clients to those who have no homes.  Her research the oral impact of addictive behaviors has been published in journals and textbooks.


Class Details

1 Sessions

Aptos Main Campus

Dental Hygiene Staff 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/6/2019 - 4/6/2019 Daily - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: Hort 5005 Dental Hygiene Staff