The American Dental Association has been doing its part to combat the opioid crisis by informing dentists about how the drugs they prescribe in their offices can be potentially harmful. In a series of webinars, hosted by various speakers, dentists have learned about ways they can reduce opioid abuse, educate patients about the addictive qualities of painkillers, and preventing prescription opioid diversion.
View on-demand webinars:
Please note: A certificate of completion for viewing the recording of these webinars is only available through our participation in the Providers Clinical Support System– please visit pcssNOW.org.
In addition to these webinars, there are two FAQs on hydrocodone combination products (HCP) regulations.
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) has released two new downloadable resources:
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers additional, free education and training at PCSSNOW.org.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.