In September 2018, CDA published a special edition of the Update, CDA and Dentistry Working to Reduce Opioid Misuse and Abuse, describing the current environment of opioid misuse and CDA’s leadership on the issue.
CDA Practice Support has published resources to help members stay in compliance with all laws and regulations related to controlled-substances prescribing and dispensing, and has developed informed consent forms in English and Spanish.
CDA has offered courses on the professional, legal and regulatory requirements for pain management and prescribing controlled substances at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry since September 2015, and continues to offer this course and related courses at its biannual education convention. Learn more about course offerings at CDA Presents.
CDA hosted a webinar presented by the Department of Justice in 2016 to assist members with and answer their questions about the CURES 2.0 registration process.
The March 2019 Journal of the California Dental Association discusses opioid misuse and provides important concepts of substance-abuse disorders, pain management and prescription medication diversion.
The November 2015 Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on the science and practice of pain management in dentistry.
2018 CDA House of Delegates adopts new opioid policy.