Safe and Effective Pain Management When Ethically Prescribing Opioids and Other Controlled Substances to Dental Patients


  A Collaboration with
  Texas Dental Association!

The School of Dentistry PACE Center is happy to announce its collaboration with the Texas Dental Association to bring six highly-requested continuing dental education courses to you.


In partnership with the TDA, PACE Center will host six CE course offerings of Safe and Effective Pain Management When Ethically Prescribing Opioids & Other Controlled Substances to Dental Patients presented by Dr. Arthur Jeske. 


August 26, 2022 Course Presentation


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$180 - Dentist | TDA Members

$200 - Dentist | Non-TDA Members

A live, interactive webinar presentation. Course fee is due at time of registration.

Dental Concierge has a monthly fee of $9.99/month for non-TDA members.
(TDA members are not charged this fee)

A confirmation for registration will not be provided by PACE Center for this course.
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Course Synopsis & Objectives


This presentation combines all dentists' controlled substance CE requirements into a single 4-hour course. The Texas State Board Dental Examiners will count the 2 hours of CE required for DEA permit holders (RULE §111.1 (b)) towards the 4 hours of CE required for all dentists providing direct patient care starting January 1, 2021 (RULE §104.1 (2)(B)). Upon completing this 4-hour course, you will meet required hours for both RULE §111.1 (b) and RULE §104.1 (2)(B).

Dr. Jeske will provide an in-depth review of the clinical pharmacologic characteristics of opioids and other controlled substances utilized in pain control, including indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and drug-drug interactions regarding beneficial and adverse drugs. This presentation emphasizes safe and effective dosing and the proper dose regimens in the preoperative and postoperative care settings. Attendees can also expect to learn more about medicolegal and ethical considerations, including reasonable standards of care to be applied when prescribing controlled substances.


Upon completion of the course, the dentist will be able to describe and apply the following during direct patient care:

  • Selecting specific opioids for dental pain management
  • Recognize the indications and contraindications for specific opioids and other controlled substances used in pain management
  • Recognize the adverse effects of pain-control medication
  • Avoid adverse drug-drug interactions and utilize the beneficial drug-drug interaction during patient management and treatment
  • Use pre-emptive therapies to optimize intraoperative and postoperative pain control
  • Identify drug-seeking behavior in patients
  • Medicolegal and ethical considerations in dental pain management
  • Effectively communicate with patients about controlled substances to achieve the best pain-management outcomes and avoid adverse events.

About Our Speaker


Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Continuing Dental Education and a professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. He earned his PhD in pharmacology and DMD from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society and is a fellow of the International College of Dentistry and the American College of Dentistry. Dr. Jeske chaired the ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs in 2004 and has authored numerous articles on the use of drugs in dentistry. He is currently editor-in-chief of Mosby's Dental Drug Reference and an editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology.



Schedule & Credit Hours


Date: Friday, August 26, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM CST | webinar link opens

Presentation: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST

Live Interactive Webinar Location:
TDA Dental Concierge online platform



340 Prescribing Medication Management (Controlled Substance| Record Keeping) - Lecture: Hours - 2
340 Prescribing Medication Management (Controlled Substance) - Lecture: Hours - 2



This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry — PACE Center and the Texas Dental Association.

Up to 4 credit hours of continuing dental education may be earned in Prescribing Medication Management | Record Keeping (AGD Code 340).


Additional Program Offering Dates


Safe and Effective Pain Management When Ethically Prescribing Opioids & Other Controlled Substances to Dental Patients:


September 30, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST
November 18, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST
December 16, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST
January 20, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST


Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037