New York, New York – Jan 23, 2017 – In response to the American Dental Association’s urgings for assistance in addressing the opioid abuse crisis, Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon of New York City, and President and Founding Sponsor of Foundation for A Drug Free World of The Americas Chapter, held a seminar on “Controlling the Drug Epidemic Worldwide” at the Greater New York Dental Convention at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 54,000 health care professionals go through the exhibit each year. This year, Dr. Fialkoff trained many of these dentists from North and South America, as well as from Europe on how to be proactive on the drug crisis through their role as medical professionals. Known for his prolific work in drug education and having received awards from the likes of Senator Charles E. Schumer, Pierre Fauchard Academy invited Dr. Fialkoff to present on this topic.
Dr. Fialkoff said, “It is important to share the knowledge we have gained as adults with our children. They are the future generation and can be helped to avoid problems that we went through in our lives. As a doctor, one of our roles is to help our community, and that’s why I support the Drug Free World initiatives.” Along with being Cuban born and valedictorian of his dental class of Stony Brook University, Dr. Fialkoff utilized his Spanish speaking skills to speak and disseminate the information to hundreds of Spanish speaking dentists at the convention. Following Dr. Fialkoff’s lecture, an Ecuadorian dentist laid plans to start a Drug Free World chapter through his office’s sponsorship in 2017.
In an article printed at the end of 2016, the American Dental Association stated: “In July, the Congress passed and the president signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act into law. The ADA and 83 other organizations commended the House and Senate for passing legislation to help reduce prescription opioid abuse.” “The wide-ranging and devastating impact of this true public health emergency on individuals, families, and our communities demonstrates the pressing need for this critical funding.” Dr. Fialkoff, President of the Fialkoff Dental Study Club, is also a continuing education provider for hundreds of dentists throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Dr. Fialkoff will answer the ADA’s request by providing additional free training to dentists on illicit drug addiction and tools on how to combat Rx drug abuse in their offices. Dr. Fiakoff invites dentists from around the globe to partake in these free training seminars.
Dr. Fialkoff also presented on: “Implants and Conservative Sinus Grafting – New, Innovative Techniques for Case Acceptance” at the Greater New York Dental Convention. The Fialkoff Dental Study Club also has a non profit booth at the exhibit hall each year, providing thousands of free drug-ed materials annually. In New York City, Dr. Fialkoff has trained more than 4000 law enforcement officers, and sponsored more than 1200 free drug education and prevention events. Through his presentations and through training other medical professionals, Dr. Fialkoff’s outreach has safeguarded hundreds of thousands of youth from the ravages of drugs. Dr. Fialkoff’s mission is to safeguard our community, our families and our youth through his sponsorship of the anti-drug education program.
About the Office of Dr. Bernard Fialkoff
Dr. Bernard Fialkoff has a periodontal, dental implant and cosmetic laser surgery office for more than 34 years on 56-03 214th Street in Bayside, NY. Dr. Bernard Fialkoff founded the Fialkoff Dental Study Club in the mid ‘90s which educates dentists at monthly meetings. He also sponsors numerous oral health care events throughout NYC, and through his role in the Drug Free World program, has sponsored more than 1200 free events since 2006.
About Foundation for a Drug Free World
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World the Americas Chapter is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. The Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that people can join which popularize drug-free living.
Through a worldwide network of volunteers and working with more than 800 police, government, and community partners and alliances, 62 million educational booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held, and public service announcements have reached more than 260 million viewers in 123 countries.
For more information, please visit: www.drugfreeworldamericas.org
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