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:
If you are a member of the Wisconsin Dental Association, participants listening to the recorded webinar are eligible for one hour of continuing education. To receive your CE verification letter, please email ADA Center for Professional Success at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the title of the webinar(s), along with your full name, address and email. Please allow 5 - 10 business days for a response.
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) also offers free education and training at PCSSNOW.org. Continuing Education credits may be available, based on your state's dental board requirements.
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.