Gregory Zoghby, DDS, Oral Surgeon

Safe Prescribing and Effective Pain Management in Today’s World

Dr. Zoghby graduated with honors in 1982 from Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA, majoring in biology with a minor in art. In 1986 earned his DDS degree, Cum Laude, from the State University of New York in Buffalo before receiving his Maxillofacial Surgery Certification from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1990. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, certified in 1992. He has been part of the COFS team since 1994. Since joining the practice, Dr. Zoghby has lectured nationally and internationally on a range of oral surgery subjects.

Dr. Zoghby is a member of the Richmond Dental Society, both the Virginia Dental and American Dental Associations, the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Southeastern Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society of TMJ Surgeons. Dr. Zoghby is a member or the Richmond Academy of Medicine, Inc., Porsche Club of America, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

He has donated his skills to the Crossover Dental Clinic, Donated Dental Services, and the Children’s Hospital program, along with the Mission of Mercy (MOM) project, bringing oral surgery care to the underserved in the Appalachian County of Wise, VA since 1999. Annually, Dr. Zoghby also travels to a remote area of the Caribbean to offer his professional services through the Jamaica Mission Trip since 1993, which is sponsored by VCU/MCV School of Dentistry. He has been an Associate Clinical instructor at the VCU/MCV Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 1986.

Course Description

This presentation will focus on the Virginia regulations for prescribing opioids and evidence-based guidelines for pain management in the dental office. The speaker will review the rational and the intent of Virginia prescribing guidelines for dentists. Evidence-base management of acute dental pain and the management of patient with or suspected of substance use disorder will also be discussed in an interactive manner.

Course Objectives