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California Dentists-Opioid Prescribers: Mandated Responsibilities & Requirements | 2 CEs

California Dentists-Opioid Prescribers: Mandated Responsibilities & Requirements | 2 CEs

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California Opioid Prescriber
Mandated Responsibilities Requirements

Credit Hours/CEs 2

MaryLou Austin, RDH, MS, MBA, Health Science Editor
Howard A. Boone, MD, Surgical Pain Management Advisor

Published March 2022 | Reviewed January 2024 | Expires December 2026

NEW! As of January 1, 2023, the Dental Board of California (DBC) and CA Law mandated that all Schedule II Opioid prescribers, including dentists, take a dental board approved course to fulfill the mandate. This brand-new text-based PDF file self-instruction course is based on explicit content guidelines issued by the DBC and the Calif Code of Regulations This 2024 DBC approved course covers best practices in pain management, resources for Substance Abuse Disorder, and the regulations, responsibilities, and requirements for Calif prescribers including the CURES system.

Learning Objectives
  • Know the best practices for pain management in dentistry. (required learning objective by DBC)
  • Know the regulatory requirements for prescribers & dispensers.
  • Apply dental office procedures for managing vulnerable or substance abuse disorder patients. (required learning objective by DBC)
  • List how to register for, and utilize, CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization and Review and Evaluation System)

Questions?  FAST response: accepts no commercial or other monetary support for any of our courses or business operations. We are dedicated to evidence-based and bias-free information in our courses. Our administrative staff, editors, and faculty have signed conflict of interest declarations on file at ADA CERP Nationally Recognized Provider and Academy of General Dentistry nationally approved CE provider (#373218) in all states (except for New York Infection Control 4 CE initial registration course. California RP #5100.  


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