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.
NOTE: This course does not qualify for DEA MATE Act compliance by itself. If you are looking for our DEA MATE Compliance course, please go here.
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.
This course teaches the responsibilities and requirements of prescribing Schedule II opioid drugs and shall include the practices for pain management in dentistry, regulatory requirements for prescribers and dispensers, and dental office procedures for managing vulnerable or substance use disorder patients.
Overview of ADA's Policy on Opioid Prescriptions: Responsibilities and Requirements of Prescribing Schedule II Opioid Drugs, 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.
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
BONUS: Every dentist who enrolls in Dr. Fang’s “Overview of ADA's Policy on Opioid Prescriptions: Responsibilities and Requirements of Prescribing Schedule II Opioid Drugs” course will also receive, free of charge, the the14th 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.
Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 3 CE credits.
- Review the commonly prescribed analgesics and narcotics in dentistry.
- Learn the optimal use and timing of analgesia/anti-inflammatory medications.
- Review best practices for pain management in dentistry.
- Discuss an overview of studies on the efficacy of NSAIDs.
- Understand the use of opioids in dentistry.
- Review the 2018 ADA policies and recommendations on substance abuse disorder.
- Learn the regulatory requirements for prescribers and dispensers.
- Learn the CDC recommendations for prescribing opioids.
- Discuss dental office procedures for managing vulnerable or substance use disorder patients.
(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)
3 hours - 340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management: Prescription Medication Management)
DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.