S12: The Opioid Epidemic and Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances

  • Understand the current nature and scope of the opioid epidemic
  • Select appropriate opioid and non-opioid medications for the management of acute dental pain
  • Recognize and prevent diversion and abuse of controlled substances in the dental practice
  • Recognize and manage patients with substance use disorder, including current strategies for the management of opioid overdose
Technical and Scientific