Chemical Dependency

Recognizing Addiction for the Entire Dental Team

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 1 - 3 pm (CST) | 2-4 p.m. (EST)

UT Health Science Center Campus – (Live teaching)
General Education Building
8 South Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38163

Video Conferenced to:

Kingsport Center for Higher Education
300 West Market Street
Kingsport, TN  37660

UTK Campus
Communications & University Extension Building
1345 Circle Park Dr. 
Knoxville, TN  37996. 


Memphis: Dental Patient Lot (O Lot) located southwest of Dunn Dental Bldg. is $3/weekdays & free on weekends. Madison Plaza Garage (H Lot) located at 940 Madison Ave. - $5/day. Metered parking is also available for a cost along S. Dunlap St.
UTHSC Campus Maps:

Kingsport: Free parking is available at the KCHE - enter off Clay Street.

Knoxville: G10 Garage located at 1500 Phillip Fulmer Way (can be accessed from either Phillip Fulmer Way or Neyland Drive)

UTK Campus Maps:

Like any college campus, parking rules and some charges may apply.  Decide on your parking plan prior to the course date.  If you have any questions, please call the CE office at (901) 448-5386.

CE credit: 2 hours

Course Presenters: Nancy J. Williams, RDH, EdD

Tuition: $75.00 per person

All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES exist for video conference locations: November 27, 2015.

Lunch will be provided for participants who also take the OSHA course scheduled for the morning on this date in Memphis. Lunch in Kingsport is on your own.

Course Registration Form

Course Description

Addictions are a silent, but pervasive problem in today's society, regardless of financial status, ethnicity, age or profession. They impact our patients' lives, our profession and our personal lives. Fascinating research is indicating our brain's neurotransmitters play a major role in a person progressing from casual substance use to substance abuse.

This course will discuss types of substances, signs of substance use (psychological, physiological, oral manifestations), and the role of the brain in the addiction process. An outline of successful intervention and preventive strategies will be included. Because health care professionals must be aware of the many faces of this problem, this course will provide the information needed to help a patient, co-worker or family member manage this debilitating and complicated problem.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 2 hours continuing education credits.

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About The Presenter

Dr. Nancy J. Williams is Professor of Dental Hygiene in the College of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Professor of the Department of Biologic and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.

She has been at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 1980.

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875 Union Avenue
C-106A Dunn Bldg.
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5386
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