Dental: Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics & Antibiotics
29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This intermediate-level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, reviews opioid analgesic and antibiotic prescribing practices in dentistry, the impact of opioid analgesic overdose, and prevention strategies to reduce over-prescribing of these agents. 

Learning Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the recent opioid analgesic prescribing practices in dentistry. 
  • Recognize the signs of opioid analgesic overdose, abuse, and misuse. 
  • Identify possible alternatives to opioid analgesics in dentistry and the role of dentists in the prevention of opioid misuse. 
  • Describe the effects of the prescription of antibiotics in dentistry and how to improve prescribing practices. 
  • Identify intervention policies in antibiotic stewardship. 
  • Recognize the protocol for delayed prescribing of antibiotics and which antibiotic to prescribe when indicated. 

About the Author: 
Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

This course contains content from a 2018 peer-reviewed article titled “Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics and Antibiotics: An Overview,” by Ralph Dana DDS, MSc, FRCD, Amir Azarpazhooh DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD, Nima Laghapour HBSc, Katie J.Suda PharmD, MS, Christopher OkunseriBDS, MSc, MLS, DDPH RCS(E), FFDRCS. This article was published in Dental Clinics, Volume 62, Issue 2, pp. 279-294 (Elsevier, Inc.). 

AGD Subject Code - 134

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement.
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 
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Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics & Antibiotics

29.95
About the Course: 
This intermediate-level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, reviews opioid analgesic and antibiotic prescribing practices in dentistry, the impact of opioid analgesic overdose, and prevention strategies to reduce over-prescribing of these agents. 

Learning Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the recent opioid analgesic prescribing practices in dentistry. 
  • Recognize the signs of opioid analgesic overdose, abuse, and misuse. 
  • Identify possible alternatives to opioid analgesics in dentistry and the role of dentists in the prevention of opioid misuse. 
  • Describe the effects of the prescription of antibiotics in dentistry and how to improve prescribing practices. 
  • Identify intervention policies in antibiotic stewardship. 
  • Recognize the protocol for delayed prescribing of antibiotics and which antibiotic to prescribe when indicated. 

About the Author: 
Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

This course contains content from a 2018 peer-reviewed article titled “Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics and Antibiotics: An Overview,” by Ralph Dana DDS, MSc, FRCD, Amir Azarpazhooh DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD, Nima Laghapour HBSc, Katie J.Suda PharmD, MS, Christopher OkunseriBDS, MSc, MLS, DDPH RCS(E), FFDRCS. This article was published in Dental Clinics, Volume 62, Issue 2, pp. 279-294 (Elsevier, Inc.). 

AGD Subject Code - 134

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement.
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.