Join us for a special seminar on addressing the opioid crisis facing dentistry. Dr. Jasjot Sahni, Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain and Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences will present on the topic of the Opioid Crisis on Friday, July 19th at 12:30 in Lecture Hall North.
The impact of the opioid epidemic has been felt in communities in all 50 U.S. states. Curbing the epidemic’s exponential trajectory requires special attention from dental educators. Academic dental institutions are using a variety of methods to mitigate substance misuse, including curriculum and clinical protocol changes. Dental educators are key to teaching best practices in prescribing to the next generation of practicing dentists.
In 2016, more than 42,000 deaths were attributed to substance overdose related to opioids. More than 11.5 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl, and opioid overdose-related death continue to soar. According to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the opioid epidemic has resulted in an economic burden of $504 billion, or 2.8% of the U.S. gross domestic product.
Jasjot Sahni, BDS
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
University of Illinois College of Dentistry
Dr. Sahni is Diplomate of the Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP), and is one of the few and leading TMJ specialists in Chicagoland area. She is board eligible for the American Board of Oral Medicine (AAOM) and American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Sahni completed her residency program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California. She is specialized to provide diagnosis and treatment related to TMD disorders, facial pain and headaches, neuralgias, bruxism, sleep disordered breathing, oral mucosal lesions and oral cancer detection. Her treatment methodology utilizes non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques.
Her treatment methodology utilizes non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Sahni is committed to focus her career on improving the patient’s life through better pain and sleep management. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
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