Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry Module

Module Overview

This module discusses the dental community’s role in fighting the opioid epidemic, reviews guidelines for managing dental pain, and highlights resources for dentists and oral surgeons regarding pain management.

Audience: Dental professionals 

Session Time: 1 hour



  1. Advise the oral health community on the role they play in addressing the opioid epidemic.

  2. Provide guidelines to inform the oral health community on how to appropriately manage dental pain.

  3. Provide resources for the oral health community pertaining to opioids in dentistry such as PDMP usage, electronic prescribing, and further education.


Continuing Education

Dental professionals (including dentists, dental hygienists, and expanded function dental assistants) can earn 1.0 hours of CE for participation in this new education module.  This training can be applied toward the PA Act 124 of 2016 licensure requirement.

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of ADA CERP through a partnership with the Office of Drug Surveillance and Misuse Prevention and the University of Pittsburgh.  The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

The dental module can also be used to satisfy one of the required eight training hours on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, as mandated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners. 

To schedule your free session, please email Quality Insights or register online for an upcoming live, virtual event.


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