Legal and Ethical Issues of Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain

June 7, 2017

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Presenter(s): Richard S. Harold, DMD, BS (Pharmacy), JD

About the webinar: Proper implementation of prescription writing skills is a critical aspect of patient care in today’s climate of opioid abuse and enhanced prescribing regulations. The attendee will learn about the history of pain management and dentistry’s responsibility in combating the prescription drug epidemic. The basics of choosing proper analgesics are reviewed so that the attendee will understand the standards of care as they pertain to pain management. Attendees will obtain a better understanding of addiction and substance abuse problems and be better prepared to manage and counsel high-risk patients.

Educational objectives:

  • Review analgesic prescribing principles in connection with the management of acute dental pain
  • Recognize aberrant behavior in the drug seeking patient
  • Understand the history of the prescription opioid epidemic and dentistry’s role in combating substance abuse
  • Understand the legal issues involved in prescribing opioids

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Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


June 7, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Richard S. Harold, DMD, BS (Pharmacy), JD
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