Office of Continuing Education 


501 South Preston Street, Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
Fax: (502) 852-3994

Analgesics in Dental Practice: KASPER and Alternatives to Narcotics
“This course satisfies the continuing education requirement for Kentucky Dental License renewal as specified in 201 KAR 8:532, Section 10(e) concerning the use of the Kentucky All Scheduled Prescription Reporting System (KASPER), pain management, or addiction disorders.”

Guest Speaker: F. John Firriolo, DDS, PhD

Event Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
University of Louisville School of Dentistry 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

On-Site Registration/Sign in:
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course will present an overview of the assessment, and evidence-based practices in the pharmacologic management of dental pain. It will also outline the pharmacotherapeutic basis and criteria for the appropriate selection and prescription of analgesics commonly used in dental practice including NSAID’s, narcotic (opioid) analgesics, non-opioid centrally acting analgesics, as well as combinations of these agents, for relief of dental pain. Specific considerations for the prescribing of analgesics for various dental patient populations, including medically compromised patients, patients with a history of substance abuse, and those taking concurrent medications with the potential for adverse interactions will be discussed. This course will also review the use of the Kentucky All Scheduled Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER), and provisions important to the prescribing of controlled substances by dentists in the Kentucky Controlled Substances Act, and Dental Practices and Prescription Writing regulations (201 KAR 8:541).

Kentucky Board of Dentistry Emergency Regulation for Continuing Education Requirement (KASPER) See Page 11, No. 23, Section 10, a thru f Dentists are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education that relates to the use of the electronic monitory system, pain management or addiction disorders prior to renewing their license every renewal cycle.

About F. John Firriolo, DDS, PhD

Dr. Firriolo is a Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry and has been a full-time member of the faculty since June 1991. He serves as the director of the Division of Oral Medicine within the Department of General Dentistry and Oral Medicine. Dr. Firriolo received his DDS degree from the University of Maryland in 1986 and then completed a general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital, New York. In 1991, Dr. Firriolo completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the University of Maryland and received a PhD degree in oral pathology in 1994.   Dr. Firriolo’s lecture/teaching responsibilities include general and oral pathology, oral medicine, dental clinical pharmacology, and internal medicine as it relates to dentistry. He is a member of the University of Louisville Dental Practice Associates and practices oral medicine and clinical oral pathology. He is also a member of the consulting medical/dental staff at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, University Hospital, Department of Dentistry.   Dr. Firriolo has co-authored a dental textbook, and published numerous journal articles in the area of oral diagnosis, oral medicine, and the dental management of medically complex patients. From 2004 to 2010 he served as co-editor of the Medical Management and Pharmacology Update section of “Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology”. In 2011, he was appointed as the Associate Editor of the Oral Medicine section of that journal.

Lecture: CEU(s) - 3

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

FEES On-Line Registration by 12/13/2013 11:59 AM On-Site Registration after 12/13/2013 11:59 AM
Dentist: $185 $220
Hygienist: $145 $180
Auxiliary: $145 $180
Hygienist/Auxiliary w/ Dentist: $135 $170

Register On-line: (American Express, Discover, Mastercard or VISA only)

****Payment by Check or Money Order available for on-site registration only****



We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.

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