Course Description:

This 3 CE Credit Course Includes a Comprehensive Chair-Side Guide Covering the Dental Implications of the Top 150 Drugs Prescribed in the United States

The ADA is calling on every dentist in America to receive continuing education in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. The policy is virtually guaranteed to be codified into law by many state dental boards.

When it comes to understanding dental physiology and pharmacology, there is no better, more engaging instructor than Dr. Leslie Shu-Tung Fang. His exclusive study-at-home course, providing 3 CE credits, has received a 100% positive rating.


A Course That Conforms to the New ADA Policy on Opioids

Course Description:

Several state dental boards are already mandating – or poised to require – all licensed dentists to receive continuing education in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. Many more dental boards will codify such training into law in the future.

The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions, a 3 CE credit study-at-home course, is designed exclusively for dentists. The three-hour class provides an extensive review of all of the safety protocols and regulations related to controlled substances. More specifically, esteemed instructor Leslie S.T. Fang, MD, PhD, teaches dentists how to optimize the use of non-narcotic painkillers.

The longer you wait to get this new training, the greater your potential legal liability.

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.

This course is designed first and foremost to protect patients. But it will also safeguard dentists from the enormous potential liabilities that could arise if they don’t conform with the ADA’s new policy on opioid education.

Watch a short video excerpt of Dr. Fang's lectures by clicking on the video player above


Register Now

There is no need to queue in a long line of dentists seeking to satisfy the ADA’s new opioid training policy. Use the order form at the top right of this page, and you’ll be provided access to your own, personalized course “dashboard,” allowing you to take Dr. Fang’s online class at your leisure.

BONUS: Every dentist who enrolls in Dr. Fang’s “New ADA Policy for Opioid Prescriptions” course will also receive, free of charge, the 2020 Edition of The Ultimate Cheat Sheets – the color-coded, user-friendly, chair-side guide that thousands of dentists turn to daily to have up-to-date information at hand when they need to make crucial clinical decisions.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

3 didactic  

(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)

3 hours - 340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management: Prescription Medication Management) 


Dr. Leslie Fang
Dr. Leslie Fang

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