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June 7 webinar covers legal, ethical issues of prescribing opioids

May 10, 2017

The ADA is hosting a webinar June 7 from 2-3 p.m. Central time on the Legal and Ethical Issues of Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain.

Dr. Richard S. Harold, a dentist and associate clinical professor in the Diagnosis and Health Promotion department at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, will discuss the history of pain management and dentistry's responsibility in combating the prescription drug epidemic.

The webinar will also provide an overview on the basics of choosing proper analgesics as well as background on addiction and substance abuse problems so that dentists are better prepared to manage and counsel high-risk patients.

Participants in the live webinar session are eligible for one hour of continuing education. To register, visit the website.