Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Originally Recorded Tuesday June 6, 2023

Video Modified and additional content added. Review Date (expiration date) March 1, 2026

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Course Catalog

Duane Tinker

Duane “The Tooth Cop” Tinker is an experienced dental compliance consultant with a background in law enforcement and emergency medical services. With over 20 years as an Emergency Medical Technician and 10 years as a Law Enforcement officer, Duane has a unique perspective and skill set that he brings to his role as Chief Executive Officer and owner of Dental Compliance Specialists.

Prior to joining Dental Compliance Specialists, Duane worked as an investigator for the Texas Dental Board, where he gained valuable experience in dental compliance and regulatory requirements. He is committed to helping our clients stay compliant with state and federal regulations and works closely with them to develop customized solutions that meet their unique needs.

In addition to his professional experience, Duane is also a licensed dental hygienist, which gives him a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and the importance of compliance. He is passionate about ongoing education and professional development and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends and regulations.

Outside of work, Duane enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in his community. He is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise and looks forward to helping them achieve their compliance goals.

Richard L. Wynn, PhD

Richard L. Wynn, BS Pharm, MS, PhD is Professor of Pharmacology at the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore. His course directorships include post-graduate pediatric pharmacology at the dental school. He taught the Basic Science Component of the AGD Masters Program for the University of Florida continuing education from CDP 10 through CDP31. He has to his credit over 400 publications including original research articles, textbooks, book chapters, and monographs. He has given continuing education seminars since 1980 to dental professionals in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe, including Sick Kids Hospital Program in Toronto. His research laboratories have contributed to the development of intravenous anesthetics, inhalant anesthetics and agents for control of chemotherapy-induced nausea. He is the lead author and chief editor of Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, since its inception, now in its 29th edition, published by LexiComp, Inc/ WoltersKluwer. He has been a consultant to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners for course development for opiate prescribing and disposal for Maryland licensees.


Course Description:

Beginning in June, 2023, dentists will be required to check a box on their online DEA registration form – regardless of whether a registrant is completing their initial registration application or renewing their registration – affirming that they have completed a new one-time eight-hour training requirement. The deadline for satisfying the requirement is the date of a practitioners’ next scheduled DEA registration submission on or after June 27, 2023. This present course provides two of the eight hours of the requirement.
Topics in this course include the following: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s (PDMP) effect on opiate prescribing, proper prescription writing, DEA schedule of controlled substances, prescription drug abuse crisis, opioid prescribing and disposal, alternatives to opioid therapy for pain control, pediatric dosings where applicable; opiates, NSAIDs and interactions with other drugs, and opioid dependency and patient (parent) education.

Course Objectives:

After completing the course, the participants will be able to:

     ⦁ Write a prescription in proper format for an opioid and nonopioid pain reliever
     ⦁ List the nonopioid drugs as opioid alternatives for pain control
     ⦁ List the five DEA schedules of drugs with important drugs within each
     ⦁ Describe best practices for handling and disposal of controlled substances
     ⦁ List three conditions in which NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are contraindicated
     ⦁ List the three waves of rise of opioid overdose deaths since 2000.

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