Emergency Opioid Reversal for Dentists: Evidence-Based Strategies for When, Why and How

Thursday, June 29, 2023 from  7PM - 8:30PM CST


The ever-increasing death rate associated with the opioid epidemic has brought emergency opioid overdose reversal into the spotlight. With the increased potency and duration of new illicitly-manufactured fentanyl analogs, new strategies for effective opioid reversal are emerging, including the introduction of new opioid antagonists. Additionally, there are parallel concerns for adverse reactions to opioid overdose reversal, including the opioid withdrawal syndrome. This course summarizes current scientific evidence and opinion on the issues surrounding emergency opioid reversal.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Review the pharmacologic characteristics of opioid antagonists
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose
  • Review the currently recommended methods for administration and dosages of antagonists used to reverse opioid overdose
  • Describe the potential adverse effects of opioid reversal and their management

Educational Methods: Zoom Lecture


Meet the Speaker: Arthur Jeske, DMD, PhD

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 School of Dentistry. He earned his PhD in pharmacology and DMD degrees from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. 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 Editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 5/01/2022 - 06/30/2026.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between UAB School of Dentistry and the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE).


Registration open through 6/29/2023 3:00 PM EST


$59 Per Person

Continuing Education

1.5 CE Hours


Zoom Online Meeting

Webinar Series Information

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 35 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”.

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional's schedule and interests.