Amber Riley, MS, RDH

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

MDA Headquarters
3657 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Amber Riley, MS, RDH

Fee: $269/MDA DDS; $139/Staff and Life Retired MDA DDS; $369/Nonmember DDS

CE Credits: 6

AGD Code:

Needles, Lungs, and Tongues® (a.m.); Patients, Pills, and Pathologies© (p.m.)


Morning Program

This course will review many of the most important points of use that we must understand today in order to mitigate acute risks when treating patients using legal and illicit psychoactive substances, and what long term risks will become inherent in patients that continue to use them.

Afternoon Program

This course will focus on medically compromised patients with age-related diseases such as cancers, or lifestyle-associated factors such as obesity, drug use and abuse, as well as the myriad of common and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis. These demand a sharpened focus during treatment-planning, delivery of care, and periodontal maintenance in general dentistry.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will receive a concise review of the most ubiquitous drug substances, their basic chemistry, and physiological effects.
  • Recommendations for caution when managing dental procedures on patients using these substances.
  • Neurologic, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse, will be examined.

This course counts toward the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s pain management requirement.

Co-Sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Advantage Technologies, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, and Garfield Refining.

About the Speaker … Amber Riley is a 1998 graduate of Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her baccalaureate with Wright State University and master’s at Boston University. She is also a subject matter consultant to more than 20 dental boards, and she is a forensic dental consultant for the San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner.

Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott
3545 Meridian Crossing
Okemos, MI 48864