The abuse of prescription opioids has reached epidemic propor
About this Event
Opioid Use and Abuse: Safe Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain
The abuse of prescription opioids has reached epidemic proportions across the nation. Accidental or intentional overdose of prescription drugs is on the increase, affecting us all. Dentist, by nature of the practice of the profession, are at the forefront of encountering patients in pain. As such, we find ourselves in an optimum position to be valuable assets in helping to curb the use and misuse of these agents. This course will review the recent trends in in opioid use and diversion. It will also review the pharmacology of opioid agents and discuss alternative approaches to pain management in the dental practice.
This course fulfills the requirements of the TSBDE for continuing education in the abuse and misuse of controlled substances, opioid prescription practices and or/practices. TSBDE requires 2 hours however this course is 3 hours.
Dr. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986 and practiced general restorative dentistry for 14 years.
He then studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.
From 2000-2015, Dr. Bender maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep medicine. Beginning in 2016, he transitioned to a full time faculty member of Texas A&M College of Dentistry and assumed the role of director of facial pain and sleep medicine. He has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the American College of Dentists. He is a past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain as well as the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he serves as a consultant for the United States Army.
Disclosure: Dr. Bender has received honorarium from Airway Management.
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am – Registration
- 9:00 am - 12:00pm – Presentation
Location: Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Room 605
Credit: 3 hours of Continuing Education credits provided. There are not any pre-requisite courses required to take this program. The course is intended for prescribing dentists as well as staff
Course Fee: $175 Dentists; $55 auxiliaries, RDA, DA, laboratory technicians, other health professionals
AGD Codes: 132 Anesthesia and Pain Control, 134 Prescription Medicine Management, 018 Physiology
Coffee and pastries/ No Lunch provided
Course Topics and Objectives:
• Understand recent trends in the abuse and diversion of controlled substance
• Review the pharmacology of opioid analgesics
• Recognize the signs of drug abuse and diversion by dental patients
• Understand the current use of prescription monitoring programs
• Recognize cases in which alternatives to opioids are more appropriate choices for pain management
TAMCOD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. The Office of Continuing Education does not approve or recommend any specific product or device for use. QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quick response please email your questions through the online registration website.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 ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s).CONFIRMATIONS: Will be sent by e-mail to the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary.REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course cancellation. All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account and CANNOT be refunded. “No Shows” for a course forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail. The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket.Many thanks to our sponsors who assist with educational expenses for this course: Representatives will have a table exhibit and be available for questions only in the lobby areas exterior to the lecture and laboratory educational locations.
Texas A&M College of Dentistry, 3302 Gaston Ave, Dallas, United States
USD 30.00 to USD 175.00