Dental: Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics & Antibiotics
29.95
Online
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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. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the recent opioid analgesic prescribing practices in dentistry. 
2. Recognize the signs of opioid analgesic overdose, abuse, and misuse. 
3. Identify possible alternatives to opioid analgesics in dentistry and the role of dentists in the prevention of opioid misuse. 
4. Describe the effects of the prescription of antibiotics in dentistry and how to improve prescribing practices. 
5. Identify intervention policies in antibiotic stewardship. 
6. 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

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
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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. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the recent opioid analgesic prescribing practices in dentistry. 
2. Recognize the signs of opioid analgesic overdose, abuse, and misuse. 
3. Identify possible alternatives to opioid analgesics in dentistry and the role of dentists in the prevention of opioid misuse. 
4. Describe the effects of the prescription of antibiotics in dentistry and how to improve prescribing practices. 
5. Identify intervention policies in antibiotic stewardship. 
6. 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

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.