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Final opioid webinar for 2013 in June

The ADA will offer its final opioid prescribing webinar for this year from 2-3 p.m. CST June 19.

Dr. Theresa Madden, Ph.D., will present Strategies in the Dental Office for Safer Management of Patients at Risk for Opioid-
Seeking Behavior. Dr. Madden will discuss how dentists do not want to contribute to opioid misuse, dependence, overdoses or diversion.

Dr. Madden seeks to fill in the gaps between what dentists were taught in dental school, residency or continuing education about properly prescribing opioids.

Attendees will receive suggested treatment contracts, health history forms and examples of correspondences, and Dr. Madden will discuss how dental team members can help by changing the language they use when discussing pain medication. The webinar will cover how to interact with pain and addiction specialists and present a step-by-step approach on how dentists can appropriately react when asked for a specific opioid prescription.

The webinar is eligible for one hour of continuing education credit through the American Dental Association's Continuing Education Recognition Program. Future CE opportunities in opioid prescribing include the 2013 ADA Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness, where participants can receive up to 10 units of CE credit.  

To join the webinar or learn more about the ADA Conference, please provide a name and email address to Alison Siwek at siweka@ada.org or 312-440-2622.