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The Dental Board of California approved the CDA course "Opioid Prescribing for Dentists: Pain Management, Addiction and Prescribing" for C.E. credit to satisfy the new license-renewal requirement.
10/20/22: Changes in continuing education regulations are coming for California dentists beginning Jan. 1, 2023, including mandated C.E. that covers the responsibilities and requirements of prescribing Schedule II opioid drugs.
Dentists will be required to successfully complete 2 units of C.E. on opioid prescribing as a condition to renewing a license with the Dental Board of California. The new mandatory course is in addition to the courses in basic life support, California infection control and the California Dental Practice Act that are already required for license renewal.
A course created by Western University of Health Sciences in partnership with CDA will satisfy the C.E. requirement. Dentists will have other eligible courses to choose from.
Other changes in C.E. that will take effect Jan. 1, 2023, are:
California dentists can take “Opioid Prescribing for Dentists: Pain Management, Addiction and Prescribing” to satisfy the new C.E. requirement for license renewal. Created by Western University of Health Sciences in partnership with CDA, the course is eligible for 2 units of C.E. and is available to CDA members at a significantly discounted price as a benefit of membership.
The unique and engaging course format follows six fictional patients at six fictional dental practices over the course of a day. Through these six patient consultations, course attendees learn about the very different patient presentations they may encounter in their practice. The course ends with the dentists highlighting key points from the consultations.
Specifically, participants will learn:
Register through CDA Presents Online Learning for “Opioid Prescribing for Dentists: Pain Management, Addiction and Prescribing.”
CDA members can also log in to their account to view CDA’s Continuing Education Requirements and FAQ for general rules related to C.E., how to ensure courses are eligible for C.E. credit and more information.