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For core clinical content designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics, please visit our sister site, SCOPE of Pain.

 

  1. Optimizing Office Systems
  2. Office Systems Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing: Optimizing Office Systems Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Massachusetts Laws
  2. Educational Program Making Sense of Massachusetts Opioid Prescribing Laws and State and National Guidelines Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Dental Pain
  2. Educational Program Safe Opioid Prescribing for
    Acute Dental Pain
    Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Prescribe to Prevent
  2. Educational Program Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists Information Program CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Military Modules
  2. Module 1 Military SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing For Providers Working with Veterans and Military Service Personnel Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Military SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing For Providers Working with Veterans and Military Service Personnel Information Video CME Post-Test Evaluation
  1. Video Modules
  2. Module 1 Case Studies In Practice: Applying Principles
    of Safe Opioid Prescribing
    Information Introduction Cases Case I Case II Case III Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  3. Module 2 Complex Convrs. High Dose Opioids
    & Illicit Drug Use
    Information Introduction Cases Case I-A Case I-B Case II Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation
  4. Module 3 Using the PDMP PMP Questionable Activity Information Introduction Cases Case I Case II Certification CME Post-Test Evaluation

Accreditation

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ADA.org/CCEPR.

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine designates this educational activity for 1 CE credit.

In order to receive credit, participants must view the content of the program and complete the post-test and evaluation. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on the post-test will receive credit.

Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

Participants should retain the Verification of Participation document for their records. Reprints may be obtained upon request sent via email.

Original Release Date: September 11, 2015
Expiration Date: September 10, 2018

Target Audience: General dentists, dental specialists

Course Description

This one-hour program outlines opioid prescribing principles for general dentists and dental specialists, illustrated by a case study. This training covers the safe and competent use of opioids for managing acute moderate to severe dental pain.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusions of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Practice safe and competent opioid prescribing for acute pain
  • Prescribe opioids using universal precautions while individualizing care based on level of risk
  • Educate patients and families about the safe use of and risks associated with opioid analgesics
  • Communicate to patients and/or family members how to properly store and dispose of unused medications

Faculty

Ruben Figueroa, DMD, MS, Course Director
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
rubenf@bu.edu
Faculty member has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
dan.alford@bmc.org
Faculty member has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Planning Committee

Susan Hayashi, PHD, and Nancy Keene, JBS International; Karin Wittch, Jeanne Tuerk, and Vincent DiFabio, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Melinda Campopiano, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Ilana Hardesty, Boston University School of Medicine. Planning Committee members have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Continuing Medical Education at cme@bu.edu.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Continuing Education, that commercialism is not permitted in our programs, or must be fully disclosed to all participants in advance and during the program.

To view other Boston University's Policies, please see www.bu.edu/dental/ce/policies/

Disclaimer

THESE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. ANYONE USING THE MATERIALS ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL RISK FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE USE. TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT WILL TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.