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Safe & Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Free Web-Based Continuing Education Program

3 CEUs

We are pleased to offer an online continuing education training program to satisfy the requirements set by the Board of Registration in Dentistry for renewal of Dental Licenses. We offer this course through Boston University Medical School, Continuing Medical Education.

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Educational Objectives


Opioid Efficacy and Safety; Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Primary Care Settings

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
  • Describe appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescription.


Communicating with Patients About Chronic Opioid Use; Managing Patients with Pain, Psychiatric Co-Morbidity and Addiction

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate communication strategies when initiating, managing, and, if necessary, terminating opioids for patients with chronic pain.
  • Describe, screen for, and manage potential co-morbidities in chronic pain patients.


Case Study

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.