A complete, DOCS Education study-at-home course, providing 3 CE credits, will be available before the end of the month.  The class, taught by esteemed physiology and pharmacology instructor, Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang, will comply with the ADA’s new policy and most foreseeable regulatory requirements

ATLANTA – After a full day of stimulating classes, nearly 100 dentists at last week’s DOCS Education Sedation and Advanced Dentistry conference held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, gathered on Saturday evening for yet one more course.

Even after a long day, these dentists and team members recognized the importance of hearing Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang's bonus lecture, Case Studies: The New ADA Guidelines on Opioid Prescriptions.

Dr. Fang, as always, didn't disappoint.

 

Dr. Fang

The opioid epidemic is real, and dentists have a vital role to play in helping to stem it.

Dr. Fang’s lecture was videotaped, and along with his prior two-hour live lecture – conducted during the DOCS Education Chicago conference in May – will soon be available as a three-hour, 3 CE credit, study-at-home lecture and quiz.

Every dentist in America will likely be required to take a continuing education class in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances following the American Dental Association’s adoption of a new policy on opioids.

 

Published reports forecast that liability claims related to the opioid crisis could well dwarf the sum total of all cancer claims against Big Tobacco, with dentists likely to find themselves smack dab in the middle of the legal crosshairs.

 

Several state dental boards are already regulating such additional training – or poised to, and many dental boards will codify the ADA’s new policy into law in the coming years.

Merchant Advocate

Moreover, published reports forecast that liability claims related to the opioid crisis could well dwarf the sum total of all cancer claims against Big Tobacco, with dentists likely to find themselves smack dab in the middle of the legal crosshairs.

 

The longer you wait to conform to the ADA’s new policy, the greater your potential legal liability.

 

The official course textbook for the DOCS Education online class on opioids is Dr. Fang's own guide to drug-related safety protocols, The Ultimate Cheat Sheets. This popular color-coded guide is a comprehensive chair-side resource that thousands of dentists depend on daily to have up-to-date information at hand when they need to make critical clinical decisions.

 

ORDER THIS WEEK

Dr. Fang’s Cheat Sheets deals specifically with the ADA’s new guidelines for opioid prescriptions

DOCS Education’s three-hour, 3 CE credit online course -- The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions – is available for FREE with the purchase of the 2020 Edition of The Ultimate Cheat Sheets. Order your copy now.

The standard price for The Ultimate Cheat Sheets, now including the bonus home-study course on opioid safety, is $169.95. (DOCS Education members may purchase the guide and the course for only $145.95.)

Those dentists who order The Ultimate Cheat Sheets this week will have it in hand and be poised to begin when the complete online course and quiz become available late this month. To order, visit www.UltimateCheatSheets.com or phone one of our customer loyalty specialists at 855-227-6505.

When it comes to understanding opioids and other controlled substances, there is no better, more engaging, instructor than Dr. Fang. And when it comes to convenience, there is no better opportunity than Dr. Fang’s online course to satisfy the ADA’s mandated training and be confident you are adequately protecting your patients – and your practice.

The information contained in this, or any case study post in Incisor, should never be considered a proper replacement for necessary training and/or education regarding adult oral conscious sedation. Regulations regarding sedation vary by state. This is an educational and informational piece. DOCS Education accepts no liability whatsoever for any damages resulting from any direct or indirect recipient's use of or failure to use any of the information contained herein. DOCS Education would be happy to answer any questions or concerns mailed to us at 3250 Airport Way S, Suite 701 | Seattle, WA 98134. Please print a copy of this posting and include it with your question or request.
DOCS Membership

Merchant Advocate

Upcoming Events
Detroit, MI
MI
November 06- 06, 2020

More Articles