Live Webinars from the ADA
ADA Continuing Education presents live webinars on the topic of opioids. For a list of upcoming courses, visit ce.ada.org and search “opioid”. ADA members receive discounted registration. Webinars slated for 2024 include:
- DEA Opiate Prescriber MATE Act Training (6 CE credits, March 2)
- Opioid and Infection Control: State Required Relicensure CE for Every Member of Your Dental Team (6 CE credits, offered several times in 2024)
View on-demand webinars:
- Prescribing Controlled Substances
- Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Acute Dental Pain
- Pharmacological Approaches to Dental Pain Management: Navigating Substance Use Risk
- Emergency Department Referral Model in Action: Addressing Dental Access Opioid Prevention and Pain Management
Please note: A certificate of completion is available for the following 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.
- The Special Considerations of Pain Management and Opioid Use in Older Adults - [Webinar]
- The Impact of COVID-19 on the Addiction Field: A Call to Dentists [Webinar]
- Opioids, Dentistry and Addiction: The Dentist’s Role in Treating Pain [Webinar]
- Integrating Controlled Substance Risk Assessment and Management into Dental Practice [Webinar]
The first of two ADA-endorsed guidelines on acute dental pain management is now available.
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:
- Opioids and Children and Adolescents: Information for Oral Health Professionals (PDF)
- Prescribing Opioids for Women of Reproductive Age: Information for Dentists (PDF)
Opioid education developed by the California Dental Association:
Created by Western University of Health Sciences in partnership with the California Dental Association (CDA), the course is eligible for 2 units of C.E. and is available to CDA members at a discounted price as a benefit of membership. Registration is required, but open to everyone.
The unique and engaging course format follows six fictional patients at six fictional dental practices over the course of a day. Through these six patient consultations, course attendees learn about the very different patient presentations they may encounter in their practice. The course ends with the dentists highlighting key points from the consultations.
- Explore pain management drug options for acute pain control
- List how to register for, and utilize PDMP (prescription drug monitoring program) systems
- Discuss red flag indicators of prescriptions issued for reasons other than a legitimate medical purpose
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.