New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Understanding the Intersection of Substance Use Disorder and Dental Hygiene

  • June 05, 2020
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
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A 3 hour training event with Corey Gately

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., June 5, 2020

This training has been changed to remote only!

SOR Scholarship Application

PRESENTATION:  This training will provide participants with an understanding of the science behind Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  Understanding the mechanics of the brain and how SUD happens can provide us with a better avenue for dealing with people who have this disease.  This training will also provide participants with information about particular classes of drugs and how they each affect the brain.  In addition, the training will examine family dynamics and how family members are affected.  Community resources and opportunities for treatment will be explored.

Dental providers should be knowledgeable about the many ways that dental health can be affected by substance use.  And because of the high incidence of dental issues, due to the specific drugs that may be used and the poor dental hygiene that occurs as a result of that drug use, it is important to understand the disease concept and the many avenues for providing support and resources to clients that may be struggling with SUD. 


  1. Participants will understand the science of addiction and how the brain function is different in someone afflicted with the disease of addiction. 
  2. Participants will understand the classes of drugs and how they affect people.
  3. Participants will better understand the resources that are available in our state.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:   Corey Gately, MLADC, is the Director of Substance Use Services at LRGHealthcare, as well as the Director of the Doorway at LRGHealthcare, through which she has provided clinical coordination of the LRGHealthcare Recovery Clinic, a medication assisted treatment program providing services to people recovering from opiate addiction.  She has been integral in the development of programs throughout the hospital to help people receive increased services for Substance Use Disorder including training staff about MAT induction in the ED, stigma reduction and the utilization of Recovery Coaches throughout the hospital.  She provides oversight and brief intervention counseling with patients as well as coordination of care with community agencies and individual clinicians.  A Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, with over 20 years professional experience, Corey started as a substance use counselor in the Nathan Brody Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program providing emergency room social work and crisis intervention services, as well as long term individual counseling for people with substance use and co-occurring disorders. 

Corey is a teaching lecturer at Plymouth State University providing advanced, graduate level courses in Substance Use Disorder treatment.  Her areas of concentration include family dynamics in the addicted family, medication assisted treatment and advancements in the treatment of people with opiate addictions.   She received an Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Keene State College.  She earned a Human Services/Community Psychology Master’s degree from Springfield College. 

Corey and her husband, John, have 3 children, ages 20, 17, and 13.  She enjoys Crossfit and is a Level 1 Crossfit Coach.

Registration Fee:  $25; *NBCC add $5.    Lunch will be on your own.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060,

3 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 14-17
CRSW Performance Domains:  1-4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 


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