Opioid Prescribing for Dentists

Published by Texas Academy of General Dentistry


This 2-hour course satisfies the Texas Dental Board mandate that, every 3 years, Texas Dentists permitted by the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe controlled substances shall complete a minimum of 2 hours of continuing education in the abuse and misuse of controlled substances, opioid prescription practices and pharmacology (TSBDE rule 111.1).

Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will:
1. Understand the nature of opioid abuse in the United States
2. Appreciate how opioid prescribing patterns improve or worsen this problem
3. Be able to effectively manage pain in their patients and at the same time, limit the potential for opioid misuse.

Subject Code: 340

Dr. Ernie Luce
Dr. Luce completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston in 1985. After completion of a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas HSC, San Antonio, he joined the faculty in San Antonio. Over a career of more than 30 years, Dr. Luce has focused his professional activities on the safe and effective delivery of minimal and moderate sedation.

Originally Published

March 28, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Opioid Prescribing for Dentists - Video
  • Opioid Prescribing for Dentists - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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