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Dr. Bernard Fialkoff Teams up with Hall-of-Famer Ricky Byrd to Halt the Number of Deaths from Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Bernard Fialkoff Teams up with Hall-of-Famer Ricky Byrd to Halt the Number of Deaths from Synthetic Drugs

Queens, New York Jan. 24, 2017– Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, a top NYC Dental Implant Surgeon, and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Musician Ricky Byrd kicked off 2017 with a synthetic drugs educational campaign. It began with a synthetic drugs training seminar for local law enforcement officers, Dr. 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, presenting along with musical star Ricky Byrd. Byrd, a former original member of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, is the founder of Clean Getaway Foundation and Musical Director of the Clean Getaway All-Star Band.

According to the New York Times, “In 2015, New York City had more than 6000 emergency room visits involving K2.” After hearing countless stories of overdose deaths and following participation in the gun violence Town Hall in Brownsville with Mayor Bill de Blasio following the 2016 synthetic drug epidemic in which, over the course of three days, more than 130 people presented to NYC emergency rooms with a synthetic drugs overdose, Dr. Fialkoff began a K2 educational campaign as part of an overall drug education program that he has sponsored since 2006. On Monday, both Dr. Fialkoff and Ricky Byrd educated officers on what K2 and balthsalts really are, and how to teach kids to steer clear of these in 2017.

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 also utilizes his Spanish speaking skills to disseminate this drug-ed program overseas, forging national partnerships in El Salvador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Ricky Byrd stated “It is my mission to help carry the torch of change. I have finally found a way to combine my music {…} into a message of hope and it’s been nothing short of a blessing.” Byrd is a frequent drug education speaker, hoping to “share the message of hope, provide addiction resources, education and awareness.” He states, “I am proud to be part of the solution.”

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 since his drug education chapter’s inception in 2006. 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.  The office web site is www.baysidedentist.com and Facebook page is www.facebook.com/DrBernardFialkoffDDS. For more information, please contact the office of Dr. Fialkoff at 718-229-3838 or [email protected].

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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