The Opioid Crisis: What Dental Clinicians Should Know.


Monday, March 30, 2020


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1 CEU: Live Interactive Webinar.
COST: Free

DESCRIPTION: Dentists have been identified as among the leading prescribers of opioids. Used to alleviate pain, dental clinicians have commonly prescribed opiods after tooth extractions or surgical procedures. In particular, the removal of third molars, most routinely performed during the teen years, has received significant focus since dentists were reported to be the highest prescribers of opioids for this vulnerable age group. - ADEA


  • Understand the scope of the Opioid Problem.
  • Know the role of the dental clinician.
  • Review prescribing recommendations.
  • Discuss strategies to reduce opioid abuse.


Dr. Kirsten Roling, D.D.S.

Dr. Kirsten Roling is the CEO and Founder of Dental CE Academy. She completed training at the University of California, San Francisco. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling held the position of Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administered the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest public health department. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to elderly, as a mobile dental provider to homebound seniors, administering a large teledentistry practice, and recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program scholarship providing dental services to at risk infants and children. She is a prior Subject Matter Review Expert for the American Dental Assistant's Association Continuing Education Program, and completed a program in Advanced Education Methodology through the American Dental Education Association. She is published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and her career was featured in the Arizona Dental Association's Publication "Inscriptions" magazine.