Two Courses: Identifying Methamphetamine Abuse and Chemical Dependency Recovery

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About The Presenter

Noel Brandon-Kelsch is an international speaker, writer and Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. 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 dentistry. She is the infection control columnist for RDH magazine, a syndicated newspaper columnist, and has been published in many books. She has brought the message of oral health to media networks from Disney Radio to ESPN. Noel has received many national awards including Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, RDH Magazine Sun Star Butler Award of Distinction, USA magazine Make a Difference Day Award, President’s Service Award, Foster Parent of the Year, and Hu-Friedy Master Clinician Award.

An Overview of Addiction: Recognizing Addiction for the Entire Dental Team

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Morning: Identifying Methamphetamine Abuse and Developing a Treatment Protocol

Afternoon: Chemical Dependency: The Dental Professional’s Resources for Recovery
8:30am to 12:45pm (CST)


Location: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs 700 Cool Springs Blvd. | Franklin, TN 37067. Special UT Room Rate at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Contact the CE Office at 901.448.5386 for more information.

  • Credit: 4 credit hours, 2 for each course
  • Tuition: Dentist $125 Auxiliary: $75
    After Dec 1: Dentist $140 Auxiliary $90

This meeting is cosponsored by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry and The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.

Book Current Materials and Restorative Techniques with these two courses for a discounted rate!

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.

Course Descriptions

Identifying Methamphetamine Abuse and Developing a Treatment Protocol

Do you know the signs and symptoms of the use of the highly addictive drug Meth? Do you know how to treat a patient who is using or has used meth in the past? With the five-fold increase of the use of this drug in the past decade, dental professionals are daily treating patients who have used meth - even if they do not know it! The need for tools and information to treat patients affected by this devastating drug is vital. Noel has made it her mission to equip dental professionals with the information needed to treat these patients. Through the use of visuals, personal experience and handouts, Noel equips the audience for intervention as well as safe dental treatment. Noel has written journal articles, continuing education courses and textbook material on this subject.

Chemical Dependency: The Dental Professional’s Resources for Recovery

Working with client’s addictive behavior can be challenging, but what if the person needing outside resources is a dental professional? This course will give you the tools for understanding your role and responsibilities in the dental setting. Addiction etiology, symptoms, treatment and resources that are available for the health care professional will be discussed. This course is given by Noel Kelsch RDHAP and Marhya Kelsch, MSW, LSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. (2hrs CE)

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 4 hours total continuing education credits.