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New Commentary On Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

New Commentary On Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Controversy has surrounded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in 2016, with many critics claiming that the guidelines made it more difficult for severe pain patients to receive the medication they...

Substance Use and Eating Disorder Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Substance Use and Eating Disorder Often Go Hand-in-Hand

A NC Health News article explains about 50 percent of people with an eating disorder also misuse alcohol or an illegal substance. Experts say people use substances and behaviors associated with eating disorder to self-treat underlying, often undiagnosed, mental health...

Apr
20
Fri
Dental Pain Pharmacotherapy: Considerations in Today Healthcare Landscape @ Southern Regional AHEC
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join other dental healthcare providers for this 2-hour lecture/discuss on pharmacotherapy management of dental pain in which the opioid requirement for dentist professionals. Today’s healthcare landscape is complex when it comes to ensuring appropriate pain management. Topics discussed include: Opioid prescribing practices, review of the NC CSRS, how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns, and pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain.

OBJECTIVES
  • Discuss current issues with opioid prescribing practices in today’s healthcare landscape
  • Recognize the utility of North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System and how to enhance interprofessional communication among healthcare providers
  • Describe pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain and patient considerations

Click here for a brochure

Click here to register

Apr
26
Thu
Proper Dental Opioid Prescribing: Clemmons, NC @ Village Inn
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE EVENT – DINNER PROVIDED!

Learn how to properly prescribe opioids to your dental patients.

Join Dr. Bill Claytor for a training on proper opioid prescribing at the Village Inn, Clemmons, NC. The event is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with dinner and registration starting at 5:00pm.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

May
2
Wed
Proper Dental Opioid Prescribing: Belmont, NC @ Hampton Inn
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE EVENT – DINNER PROVIDED!

Learn how to properly prescribe opioids to your dental patients.

Join Dr. Bill Claytor for a training on proper opioid prescribing at the Hampton Inn, Belmont, NC. The event is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with dinner and registration starting at 5:00pm.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

May
22
Tue
Proper Dental Opioid Prescribing: Greenville, NC @ Hampton Inn
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE EVENT – DINNER PROVIDED!

Learn how to properly prescribe opioids to your dental patients.

Join Dr. Bill Claytor for a training on proper opioid prescribing at the Hampton Inn, Greenville, NC. The event is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with dinner and registration starting at 5:00pm.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

Dental Pain Pharmacotherapy: Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Landscape @ Charlotte AHEC, Bldg K, Classroom 14
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join other dental healthcare providers for this 2-hour lecture/discuss on pharmacotherapy management of dental pain. Today’s healthcare landscape is complex when it comes to ensuring appropriate pain management. Topics discussed include: Opioid prescribing practices, review of the NC CSRS, how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns, and pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain.

This two-hour program will meet the annual controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management continuing education requirement for dentists’ license renewal in 2018 by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners.

Speaker
Kimberly Sanders, PharmD, BCPS
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are 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 ADA.org/CERP.

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers designates this activity for up to 2.0 hours of continuing education credits.

Objectives

  • Discuss current issues with opioid prescribing practices in today’s healthcare landscape
  • Recognize the utility of North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System and how to enhance interprofessional communication among healthcare providers
  • Describe pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain and patient considerations

Check in is at 5:30 and dinner is provided. Please click here to be taken to registration

Jul
17
Tue
Proper Dental Opioid Prescribing: Morehead City, NC @ General Services Building
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE EVENT – DINNER PROVIDED!

Learn how to properly prescribe opioids to your dental patients.

Join Dr. Bill Claytor for a training on proper opioid prescribing at the General Services Building in Morehead City/Newport, NC. The event is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with dinner and registration starting at 5:00pm.

Be sure to register to save your spot – seating is limited!

As a condition of dental license renewal for 2018, all licensees who have a current DEA registration MUST complete an annual CE course of at least one hour that shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on controlled substance prescribing practice and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

Sep
26
Wed
Dental Pain Pharmacotherapy: Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Landscape @ Greensboro Area Health Education Center
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join other dental healthcare providers for this 2-hour lecture/discussion on pharmacotherapy management of dental pain. Today’s healthcare landscape is complex when it comes to ensuring appropriate pain management. Topics discussed include: Opioid prescribing practices, review of the NC CSRS, how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns, and pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain. This course fulfills the 1-hour of opioid prescribing education required for NC opioid prescribers, including dentists.

Objectives

  • Discuss current issues with opioid prescribing practices in today’s healthcare landscape
  • Recognize the utility of North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System and how to enhance interprofessional communication among healthcare providers
  • Describe pharmacological approaches to acute dental pain and patient considerations

Audience

Dentists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, and other interested Dental Professionals.
Click here for registration
May
8
Wed
Analgesic Prescribing in the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Milligram of Prevention @ Webinar
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Course Title: Analgesic Prescribing in the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Milligram of Prevention is Better than a Pound of Rehabilitation

Date and Time of Course: May 8, 2019; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Course Description: The opioid overdose epidemic results in approximately 170 deaths every day across America. The dental profession has been responsive to the magnitude of this human tragedy and the overwhelming evidence that NSAIDs, acetaminophen and long-acting local anesthetic formulations result in greater analgesia, less adverse effects and much lower risk of drug diversion, misuse and the development of opioid use disorders. This webinar will provide greater understanding of the multiple forces that are driving this epidemic and suggest how dentists can effectively deal with the root causes of the epidemic.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Dental personnel will understand the causes that have contributed to the current opioid overdose epidemic in the US
  2. Dental prescribers will appreciate that non-opioid alternatives are more effective and can be administered to prevent acute pain and inflammation rather than attempt to manage acute pain poorly with opioids that do not  have anti-inflammatory efficacy.
  3. Dental personnel will better understand how that can contribute to minimizing the overdose crisis with patient education, evaluation of a patient’s opioid prescribing history by using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and how to manage an opioid overdose in the dental office.

Biosketch: Dr. Dionne is a dentist and clinical pharmacologist who conducted clinical pain research at the NIH for greater than 25 years and, in parallel, practiced general dentistry part-time in the District of Columbia. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine.