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Controlled Substances and North Carolina Dentists: Approved Procedures for Prescribing and Monitoring While Safely and Effectively Managing Pain and Anxiety

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
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Webinar Live via ZOOM

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (4:00PM EST)


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Continuing Education

ADA CERP: Credit Hours - 1.5

AGD Code: 340 Prescribing Medication Management (Controlled Substance)



This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

UNC School of Dentistry is a nationally accredited provider. Regulations may differ from state to state based on current legislation and/or various certifying organizations. Individuals are responsible for verifying acceptance of credit hours by their state boards or other licensing agencies. Individuals should check with their licensing boards/agencies for specific questions.


This is a webinar that will be available via Zoom and registration is required.

Information on how to connect to the Zoom link will be sent to you via email by Monday, October 5, 2020 by 12:00PM.

Webinar Description
This course will provide an update on the current impact of the opioid epidemic on dental practice, with an emphasis on the evidence-based selection of opioids and non-opioids for the safe and effective management of acute postoperative dental pain. Strategies for dealing with applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the prescription and administration and the recognition and prevention of drug abuse and diversion in dental patients and dental practice will also be covered. This course meets the criteria for relicensure as required by NC General Assembly and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (NCSBDE).

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:


  • Identify the current impact of the opioid epidemic on dentists who prescribe controlled substances.
  • Select opioid and non-opioid analgesic for the management of acute postoperative pain based on high-level scientific evidence.

  • Recognize and prevent the abuse and diversion of controlled substances in dentistry.





Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Continuing Dental Education and a Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He earned his PhD and DMD degrees from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society and is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Jeske chaired the ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs in 2004 and has authored numerous articles on the use of drugs in dentistry. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Mosby's Dental Drug Reference and the Editor of Contemporary Dental Pharmacology: Evidence-Based Considerations.

Conflict of Interest

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


Cancellation and Refunds

A registration refund, less a $15 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Registration will remain open, however, when registering after Wednesday, September 30, 2020, NO REFUNDS will be accepted. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.


ADA Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education course, please call 919-537-3400 no later than Wednesday, September 30, 2020.


By providing my information, I consent to receive communication via mail, email, fax, and phone from the University to North Carolina Continuing Dental Education office. The Continuing Dental Education office will not share your information with anyone.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.



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