Dentists, Meet Your Substance Abuse Disorder DEA Requirement

 Get the training you need in a self-paced, convenient format with a course specifically designed for dentists to meet the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s new requirement under the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act

Starting June 27, 2023, renewing DEA-registered practitioners must complete 8 hours of one-time training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders
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Prescribing Controlled Substances
Safely – A DEA Requirement for Dentists

8 hours

  • Satisfies mandatory DEA requirements in:
    Opioids or other substance use disorders
  • Earn 8 CE Hours
  • ADA CERP recognized provider

Prescribing Controlled Substances
Safely – A DEA Requirement

8 hours


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Learn more about the Substance Use Disorder DEA Requirement

What is the new DEA substance use training requirement?

A part of the MATE Act, this one-time requirement is for dentists and other DEA-registered practitioners to complete eight hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Who is impacted by this new DEA requirement?

All DEA-registered registered practitioners, with the exception of those who are solely veterinarians, are responsible for completing the requirement. 

When is the deadline for meeting this new requirement?

Practitioners will begin to report completion of the requirement on their DEA registration or regularly-scheduled registration renewal form starting on or after June 27, 2023.  This will require practitioners to check a box on their DEA registration form confirming that they have completed the 8 hour substance use training requirement. 

Can Elite help me meet the DEA substance use disorder requirement?

Yes! Dentists can purchase and complete the Prescribing Controlled Substances Safety – A DEA Requirement course, which is an 8-hour, self-paced course that fulfills the requirement once completed.

Where can I find more information about the new DEA requirement?

You can find additional information about the new requirement in the official letter released by the DEA.

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