Live Webinar: Responsibilities and Requirements of Prescribing Schedule II Opioid Drugs

Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) 


This lecture course will be a live webinar offered through Zoom, which enables you to participate from anywhere in the country. This live interactive webinar will count towards in-person instructional hours per the Dental Board of California. However, this may vary for license renewal in other states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board.



Beginning January 1, 2023, dentists will be required to successfully complete 2 units of continuing education on opioid prescribing as a condition to renewing their license with the Dental Board of California. This live webinar satisfies the license renewal requirement.


Narcotics can provide substantial pain relief and when used judiciously, on a case-by-case basis, can be a valuable tool. You will first learn about the inflammatory, neurological and psychological processes that contribute to the great range of pain responses your patients encounter. This foundational knowledge will feed a discussion of preoperative, perioperative and postoperative approaches for more effective pain management, which when used together can prevent a need for narcotics in most cases.


But there are times when you will prescribe narcotics. Dr. Young will explain how narcotics work and how they compare to each other and to other forms of pain control, in addition to dosing, how dependence and addiction occur and how that differs by age and by psychological make-up. He will also cover the controlled-substances prescribing laws, and how to recognize and address addiction and drug-seeking behavior.


You Will Learn:

  • Practices for pain management in dentistry
  • Regulatory requirements for prescribers and dispensers
  • Dental office procedures for managing vulnerable or substance use disorder patients


Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for dentists and specialists.


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



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CE Credit

CEU: Units - 2

This activity is designated for 2 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $95 for Dentists


Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, received his DDS from UCSF, his GPR certificate from the VA and his MSD in orofacial pain from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is the director of orofacial pain at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and has published 31 peer-reviewed articles. He also heads the Dugoni School’s evidence-based decision-making and critical thinking curriculum, which teaches appraisal of the scientific literature.



Live interactive webinar will be offered through Zoom

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