This on-demand webinar from July 21, 2021 will cover evidence-based strategies for integrating controlled substance risk assessment into the dental practice. These strategies include: a review of the prevalence of substance misuse and abuse among dental patients, reducing risk by brief structured assessment, recognizing comorbid patient risk factors, usage of state prescription drug monitoring programs, and inter-professional collaboration with colleagues in addiction medicine/mental health, primary care, and pain medicine.
Viewers will learn strategies for delegating aspects of assessment and management to dental hygienists and other supervised clinicians. Barriers to implementation will also be discussed. The above template for care is based upon current work in development through the Tufts Controlled Substance Risk Mitigation Project.
Upon viewing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Recognize patient risk factors for misuse and abuse of controlled substances
- Review tools for assessing patient risk, including validated screeners and state prescription drug monitoring program databases
- Identify strategies for improved inter-professional care of complex patients with active substance use disorder
Please note: A Certificate of Completion can be claimed by participants of this archived webinar, available through our partnership with the Providers Clinical Support System – please go to the event page on pcssNOW.org.