DMC LLP is a proud sponsor of the Ottawa Women Dentists Study Club Spring Meeting and Lecture entitled “Opioid Crisis: The Role of Health Care Providers” on March 29, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Course Description:

Dr. Abubaker will discuss the unintended consequences prescription opioids can have on patients. He talks about the relationship between over-prescribing and addiction using a story that hits close to home; his 21-year-old son passed away after overdosing. Dr. Abubaker suspects his son’s addiction began after he was prescribed opioids for a shoulder surgery. An overview of opioid prescription guidelines will also be reviewed.

CE Points: 6 (Core 2) Credits

Course Objectives:

  • Review prescribing patterns, and determine when opioids are required
  • Learn how to spot addiction, how it can be prevented, and how to direct patients to treatment
  • Discover non-narcotic pain relievers that can be prescribed as alternatives to opioids.

RSVP to for more information and to hold your spot at the event – and make sure to come say hi to DMC while you’re there!