Homecoming and Alumni Day | Opioid and Controlled Substance Awareness Training for the Dental Team

Friday, October 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LIVE Webinar

Course login/sign-in opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.


Course Details

Course Description:

This course is designed to assist the dental healthcare provider in their treatment of patients with dental pain using opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Case-based scenarios will be presented to help establish appropriate analgesic use, risk assessment, safe prescribing practices, patient education and awareness of the opioid epidemic in the United States. Participants will gain knowledge of ADA recommendations for best practices while prescribing opioids for dental pain.



At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), overdose deaths and misuse of prescription opioids
  • Describe safe and competent use of opioids for managing acute, moderate & severe dental pain
  • Discuss systemic complications and identify signs of chronic opioid use
  • Identify and educate patients at high risk of OUD and opioid overdose
  • Describe serious drug interactions of opioids with other controlled substances


Course Faculty

Course Location

LIVE Webinar
This synchronous online program will utilize the Zoom platform.


Because the course is synchronous, credits awarded are live/in-person.


Due to participant preference, this course has transitioned to an online-only format.

Detroit Mercy

Tuition and Registration

LIVE Webinar:

Dentist: $125
Other: $70

A Zoom link and instructions will be included in your course confirmation.

Due to participant preference, this course has transitioned to an online-only format.


Course Credit

CEUs: 3 (Lecture)

AGD Subject Code: 340

This course meets the Michigan licensing requirement for opioid and other controlle
d substances awareness training.


The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry designates this activity for 3 lecture units of continuing education credit.




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