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DE0012: Chemical Dependencies: Alcoholism

Date: 10/01/2016 - 9/30/2017
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 0 - 10000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 5.00 (Total CDE); 5.00 (DANB Clinical); 5.00 (AGD - 157)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This online course presents current information regarding alcoholism and fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as the dental management of patients affected by alcoholism. This interactive program includes a presentation of information on specific topics followed by practice in the form of multiple-choice and true/false questions. This format provides you with immediate feedback to reinforce key learning concepts for different topics, and prepare you for the final quiz.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Define alcoholism and its effects on different body systems.
3. Discuss contraindications of medciations for the alcoholic patient.
4. Identify considerations when treating patients with alcohol problems.
5. Describe fetal alcohol syndrome [FAS] and fetal alcohol effect [FAE].
6. List considerations when treating patients with FAS/FAE.
7. Explain the purpose and components of CAGE questionnaire.

Speaker / Presenter:

Debby Kurtz-Weidinger — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). 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 IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Course developed February, 2011.

Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.