Self-Study Online (Recorded)
Registration open through 5/5/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Following Registration and Payment:
Please Read the instructions in your Confirmation email.
This will include links and instructions for participating
in this self-study online course.
This is a self-study online course. You will have access to the material for one year.
After watching the recorded video course content, you will be directed to a short quiz.
After successfully completing the quiz, you will receive an email link to an evaluation form within 30 minutes.
Once submitted, you will receive a follow-up email (within 30 minutes) with a link to your completion certificate. Please print and save the completion certificate for your records.
Note: This course is designed to meet PA Act 124 dental re-licensure requirements for pain management and practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.
(Act 124 requires prescribers to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in pain management, identification of addiction or the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids as a portion of the total CE required for biennial renewal.)
Safe and effective treatment of acute postoperative pain is essential for patient satisfaction and successful practice in dentistry. Because of the growing crisis from illicit and prescription opioid abuse in Pennsylvania, dentists and other practitioners treating acute and chronic pain must understand the risks and benefits of prescribing opioid analgesics such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. This presentation will indicate how to identify patients at risk for substance abuse and assure proper patient selection. The use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) has been shown to be extremely valuable for discouraging drug seeking behaviors in the dental office. Several non-opioid strategies are employed in dental practices that can improve the efficacy of acute postoperative pain management. Pennsylvania state legislation requires added responsibilities when prescribing opioid analgesics such as Vicodin® and Percocet®. Alternative strategies may decrease the reliance on prescription opioid pain relievers following dental surgery. The policy for opioid-free prescribing recently introduced at Pitt Dental School will be discussed.
Following this presentation, the participants will be able to:
Paul Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Pharmacology and Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Self-Study Online (Recorded)
|Credit:||Self-Study Online: Credit Hours - 2|
Self-Study Online: Credit Hours - 2
For this re-licensure cycle, due to COVID-19, the PA State Board is allowing all self-study online CE to count toward requirements. (Normally, only 50% of self-study credits count toward re-licensure requirements.
Check with your State Board for licensure requirements..
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The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.