Preventing Opioid Abuse from the Dental Chair

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Dentistry is at a crossroads when it comes to prescribing opioids for dental pain. That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) recently published an article by Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA president, titled “Preventing Opioid Abuse from the Dental Chair,” along with ways for dentists to implement practices to help ensure safe and effective prescribing of pain medications. More than 42,000 …

New CE Rules for Dentists: What You Need to Know

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From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In March 2016, a new requirement that dentists complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) per two-year license renewal cycle took effect. Dentists should be aware of the following details from the CE rule: Who: Any dentist who holds an active dental license, including academic dentists. Retired and inactive licensees …