Opioid Education for Dentists

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:

Please note: A Certificate of Completion is available for currently archived webinars through our partnership with the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS). In order to claim a certificate, you must view the webinar and complete the evaluation through the PCSS site – please visit pcssNOW.org.

In addition to these webinars, ADA has also developed two new downloadable resources in partnership with the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS).

From the ADA's Guidelines for Practice Success (GPS), download the following two FAQs on hydrocodone combination products (HCP) regulations.

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) has released two downloadable resources:

Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers additional, free education and training at PCSSNOW.org.

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.