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2018 PDA Awards

April 27, 2018

Pain Management Alternatives and Identification of Addiction

1:00 – 5 p.m.
presented by E. Steven Moriconi, DMDFACD, FICD

4 CE credits that will fulfill the CE requirement from Act 124 of 2016 for dentists who hold a DEA registration or use a registration and are seeking license renewal as well as dentists seeking initial licensure.
The lecture will fulfill the Act 124 of 2016, CE requirement for dentists who hold a DEA registration or use a registration and those who are seeking initial licensure in Pennsylvania. Pain management, identification of addiction and the practices of prescribing opioids will be discussed.

Upon completion of the course, the participant will:
Understand the pathology and physiology of pain and addiction.
Suggest alternative therapies for pain management.
Assess treatment programs and understand how to refer for treatment.
Cite the history and politics of opioids.
Be aware of doctor prescribing habits.

About The Speaker


E. Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD FICD

Dr. Moriconi graduated from Fordham University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Currently, Dr. Moriconi is in private practice in Jenkintown, PA, and is the surgeon-in-chief of the Dental Division at Abington Hospital. He also serves as the director of the General Practice Residency Program at Abington Hospital, a division of Abington/Jefferson Health.

Dr. Moriconi has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.



PDA Public Service Award 
The PDA Annual Awards Committee selected David R. Russell, DMD, as the recipient of the 2015 PDA Public Service Award for establishing a permanent dental clinic to provide comprehensive care for the guests of the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. The philosophy of restoration of oral health, function and appearance is a critical component of restoration of the entire self – a core goal of the mission. PDA is proud to recognize Dr. Russell’s efforts on behalf of the underserved population in Central PA.

PDA Recognition Award 
Steven Roland Jefferies, DDS, MS, who holds more than 28 patents will receive the PDA Recognition Award for his research and contributions to the art and science of dentistry. During his 20 year career at DENTSPLY International Dr. Jefferies advanced dentistry through product development. In his second career, spanning more than 40 years, he has contributed to the profession by educating future dental leaders. The PDA Annual Awards Committee is pleased to honor Dr. Jefferies for his contributions to dentistry as a researcher and an educator.