Pain Control, Opioid Prescribing, and Substance Abuse Prevention

Pain Control, Opiate Prescribing, and Substance Abuse Prevention

Instructor:  Harold Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD

This program will include the practical pharmacologic management of post-operative dental pain and appropriate opioid prescribing in adults and children. For centuries, opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what cost to us, our families, and our dental practices? What is the new FDA warning about codeine and tramadol in children? Why are NSAIDs more appropriate than opioids for treating post-operative dental pain? What are prescription drug monitoring programs?   These questions and more will be answered in this LIVE 3-hour virtual course.

At the conclusion of this course, the attendees will know:

  • How to minimize prescribing opioids for controlling post-operative dental pain.
  • How to combine over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics to maximize their effects.
  • The usefulness of their state’s prescription drug monitoring program.
  • The progressive nature of addictive disease.

$295 / Dentist             $50 / Auxiliary      3 CE Hours

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

Start Time:   9am Mountain (11am Eastern, 10am Central, 8am Pacific)

End Time:   Noon Mountain (2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 11am Pacific)

LIVE Course Registration Closed - Recording available for purchase

comments from THIS live course

I appreciate the opportunity to learn and review some very important information from a very knowledgeable and effective instructor.


This was an outstanding presentation. Dr. Crossley's expansive knowledge and first hand experience, coupled with his enthusiastic and folksy speaking style, made what often can be a dry and soporific topic, captivating, entertaining and educational. 


Excellent speaker, knows his subject very well.


Great course! Thank you for refreshing us. Crossley was fantastic as usual.


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