Dispensing and In-Office Sedation: Laws, Permits, and You

Self Instructional - Webinar


Join Blake Strickland, State Investigator for the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama, to refresh your understanding of prescription drug dispensing and in-office sedations.

Proper prescription labeling, distribution, storage, and disposal of medication in the dental office is not only a critical part of your dental office safety plan, it's the law. Every attempt must be made to maintain accurate records regarding your patient's medications and the role your practice plays in distributing and storing medications safely.
Failure to comply with drug dispensing and labeling laws is a violation of the state dental practice act, which may result in legal and disciplinary actions. Fines from the federal government and DEA can be as much as $14,000 per pill if improperly logged and fined $14,000 again for dispensing that pill. Now is the time to evaluate your office protocol for drug management. This class is appropriate for the dentist and staff. Learn together and keep your office and your patients safe.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the licensees will have a working knowledge of all applicable state laws, state administrative codes (Board rules), and federal laws pertaining to the dispensing and administration of controlled substances.

Additionally, those licensees in attendance that may be considering applying for an OCS, PA, and/or GA permit from the Board will have a working knowledge of the requirements to obtain one/all of these permits, as well as what is required to maintain the permit(s).

Teaching Method: Live Zoom Lecture


W. Blake Strickland is the state investigator for the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama, a position he has held since December 2015. In 1987, Mr. Strickland began his public safety career as an EMT-Basic with the Jacksonville (AL) Fire Department. He later obtained, and still currently holds, his EMT-Intermediate certification. Mr. Strickland also began his law enforcement career working for the Jacksonville State University Police Department in a “non-sworn” position during this time. Over the years, he has held a number of positions with various agencies from Police Officer to Deputy Chief of Police. For more than 20 years, Mr. Strickland's career has been in the areas of investigations and training.

Mr. Strickland has presented courses on crime scene investigation, internal affairs, use-of-force tactics, tactical medicine, basic investigations, and weapons-related certifications locally, regionally, and nationally to public safety and private sector clients.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 12/31/2021.


Dentist - $20

Auxiliary - $20


Registration open through 6/30/2021 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education

1.5 CE Hours


You will receive an email with quiz questions to answer after you have completed the 1.5 hour video. Once we have received and graded your quiz, you will be issued a CE certificate.


Self Instructional - Webinar