legal and ethical issues of opioid prescribing for acute dental pain | American Dental Association

Legal and Ethical Issues of Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain [Webinar]

Proper implementation of prescription writing skills is a critical aspect of patient care in today's climate of opioid abuse and enhanced prescribing regulations. In this on-demand webinar, recorded June 7, 2017, you will learn about the history of pain management and dentistry's responsibility in combating the prescription drug epidemic. Additionally, you will obtain a better understanding of addiction and substance abuse problems and be better prepared to manage and counsel high-risk patients. ADA members can watch

This webinar will:

  • Review analgesic prescribing principles in connection with the management of acute dental pain.
  • Teach dentists to recognize aberrant behavior in drug seeking patients.
  • Help dentists understand the history of the prescription opioid epidemic and dentistry’s role in combating substance abuse           
  • Help dentists understand the legal issues involved in prescribing opioids

Please note: A Certificate of Completion may be available to viewers of this archived webinar, through our partnership with the Providers Clinical Support System – please go to