The Impact of Recreational Drugs on Dentistry

Dr. Anthony Feck

Dr. Anthony Feck

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

What is the impact of recreational drugs on dentistry? Dr. Anthony Feck will review some of the most common recreational drugs and their effects in this timely webinar.

In November 2020, Oregon legalized the use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and micro-dosing of LSD. In November 2022, Colorado decriminalized psilocybin and legalized the licensing of “healing centers” where patients can experience the effects of psilocybin under supervision. Currently, 19 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use over the last decade. And more measures for recreational drugs are being added to ballots nationwide.

With the rapid increase of state laws allowing recreational drug use, the dental team providing safe and effective sedation must have a working knowledge of the medications and substances their patients are taking, prescribed or otherwise.

In this timely and important presentation by DOCS Education, Dr. Anthony Feck will review some of the most common recreational drugs and their impact on delivering dentistry – with or without sedation.

Topics to be Discussed:

  • The four basic categories of recreational drugs
  • What is the recreational drug with the highest degree of CNS stimulation?
  • LSD micro-dosing (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
  • The use of Ketamine in treating psychiatric disorders
  • The two types of interactions between alcohol and sedation medications that can lead to severe consequences
  • The impact of marijuana on sedation and a protocol to overcome it
  • Fentanyl – 50 to 100 times stronger than Morphine
  • Oral and IV sedation protocols for the patient taking Fentanyl for medical reasons
  • Minimizing the impact of nicotine on the sedation appointment for both smokers and vapers

This webinar is free to attend. We offer 1.5 CE hours for DOCS Members and Trial Members who attend the live presentation.

If you are not yet a Member but would like to earn the 1.5 CE for attending, as well as experience the many benefits of DOCS Membership, consider joining as a Trial Member for only $1.* There is no obligation or risk; cancel anytime.

Join us on January 18th and learn how you can be prepared to treat patients who may be using recreational drugs.

Webinar Details:

Title: The Impact of Recreational Drugs on Dentistry
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern
Presented By: Dr. Anthony Feck
CE Credits: 1.5
Cost: $0

About the Presenter(s):

An engaging international lecturer, established clinician, author and educator, Dr. Anthony Feck has a well-known teaching and lecturing style blending humor with contagious passion. A former Associate Professor of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, he has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky since completing his education. He co-founded DOCS Education with Dr. Michael Silverman in 1999 and currently serves as the Dean of Faculty.


*Trial Membership Offer is open to dentists who have not participated in the Trial Membership program within the past two (2) years. After 60 days, if not cancelled, the Trial Membership will upgrade to a Standard Membership at $54.95/mo for a one-year commitment. Refer to terms of service for details.


DOCS Education is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 09/17/2000 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 217651.

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