Abuse & Misuse of Controlled Substances and Principles of Dental Pain Management

This is a combined online continuing education program designed to meet the mandatory CE requirements per TSBDE Rule 111.1 and TSBDE Rule 104.1. This course will satisfy 2 CE hours of Rule 111.1 and 2 CE hours of Rule 104.1.  These CE hours may be applied to CE hour requirements for dentist license renewal. Course curriculum will address the prevalence and dangers of prescription medication misuse, review the Prescription Monitoring Program along with its requirements, and discuss the principles of effective dental pain management. This is one component in a nationwide effort to help prevent misuse of controlled substances.

**You will be automatically enrolled in the online modules upon registration. Online modules may be completed at your own pace and convenience.

Dentists authorized (DEA number) to prescribe controlled substances before September 1, 2020 must complete this educational requirement by September 1, 2021 to satisfy TSBDE rule 111.1.

Rule 104.1 is in effect January 1, 2021, and pertains to all licensed dentists whose practice includes direct patient care. 

All CE hours may be applied towards the 16-hour technical and scientific requirement. 


This course reviews the essential pharmacokinetics and dynamics that provide a scientific basis for rational analgesia prescribing. Emphasis is placed on issues pertaining to substance misuse and abuse that influence patient management, as well as inter-professional relationships. In addition to discussing opoids, we will cover non-opoid analgesics and glucocorticoids; dependence, tolerance, and addiction; and past and present educational, legal, and professional regulatory prescribing frameworks.

  • Comprehend essentials pharmacological principles for anlagesics used in dentistry.
  • Distinguish tolerance, dependence, and addiction./li>
  • Better recognize substance use disorders in patients and professional peers.
  • Describe the influence of substance use disorder on patient management.

Abuse & Misuse of Controlled Substances & Principles of Dental Pain Management


5465 Blair Rd. Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75231