The Dental Professional’s Role in the Opioid Crisis

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices
Introduction – Opioid Crisis

The Dental Professional’s Role in the Opioid Crisis course seeks to improve understanding of the role dental healthcare providers can play in the prevention of opioid abuse, provides them with tools to critically assess the individualized needs of their patients who may suffer from substance abuse, and resources to allow referral of those patients to resources to help treat their addictions. The course also reviews the current evidence on best practices for analgesic prescribing for acute and post-operative discomfort in a manner that minimizes risks associated with substance misuse for patients.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Geisinger has been or is currently a co-investigator and/or principal investigator on research funded entirely or in part by The Procter & Gamble Company. All funds were used for research endeavors and not for personal gain. Dr. Geisinger has not accepted any payment from for participation in this continuing education course.
  • Dr. Guzman reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Please Note:

  • Florida Dentists: This course is classified for “General” credit in CE Broker.
  • Louisiana Dentists: This course is classified as “Opioid Management for Dentists” credit in CE Broker.
  • Ohio Dentists and Hygienists: This course fulfills the mandated credit hours in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.
  • South Carolina Dentists: This course is classified as “Prescribing (PMP)” credit in CE Broker.
  • Tennessee Dentists: This course is classified as “Prescribing of Controlled Substances” credit in CE Broker.

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CE Broker
For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.