Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry

This program meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. PST

9/19/2019

The purpose of this 6-session program is to build the capacity of dentists and their teams to increase responsible opioid prescribing. Topics may include: 

  • The Role of Dentistry and Dental Prescribing in the Opioid Epidemic
  • Patient’s Perceptions of Dental Pain and the Need for Opioids
  • Identifying Patients with Substance Use Disorder
    • The PDMP: What Is It and How Does It Work?  
    • Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)  
  • Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Alternatives to Opioids
  • Dental Pain Management of Patients on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) (Buprenorphine and Methadone)
  • Naloxone: Should this Medication be in my Medical Emergency Kit?

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12/5/2019


Session/Title Date
0 - Zoom Practice Session (Attendance Optional) 9/12/2019
1 - The Role of Dentistry and Dental Prescribing in the Opioid Epidemic/ Patient’s Perceptions Pain and the Need for Opioids 9/19/2019
2 - Identifying Patients with Substance Use Disorder 10/3/2019
3 - Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Alternatives to Opioids 10/17/2019
4 - Difficult Conversations 11/7/2019
5 - Harm Reduction 11/21/2019
6 - Systems and protocols 12/5/2019
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