The Opioid Crisis: What Dental Clinicians Should Know

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CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  157 Substance Abuse

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Home Study | Recorded June 4, 2021 | Expires December 31, 2021

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS  (Bio below)

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS:  Register to view this recorded webinar. Check your email for confirmation to join. View the entire presentation, do not fast forward. Your attendance will be time stamped and recorded for AGD PACE verification. Upon completing the webinar a button at the top of the screen will appear that will redirect you to a quiz and brief course evaluation. We recommend adding "support@dentalcenow.com" and adjusting your security settings to receive this email.  For assistance contact support@dentalcenow.com. We will respond within 1 business day.  Detailed CE Credit information is HERE.

HANDOUT: Tap on this link or cut and paste in your browser https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_9dtIICxmh9BuSpxpKgYpvV_TscGLQ-r?usp=sharing

COURSE SUMMARY:  Dentists have been identified as among the leading prescribers of opioids. Used to alleviate pain, dental clinicians have commonly prescribed opioids 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
  • Describe the role of the dental clinician in reducing opioid prescribing
  • Review prescribing recommendations
  • Discuss strategies to reduce opioid abuse

Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker:  This course receives no sponsorship. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium, and declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.

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