08/02/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Responsibilities & Requirements of Prescribing Schedule ll Opioids 

08/02/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Responsibilities & Requirements of Prescribing Schedule ll Opioids 


Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown, D.M.D.

This course will cover various Schedule II opioids and other commonly taken drugs: amphetamines, cocaine, opioids, sedatives and hypnotics, and alcohol. For each drug, the course will address common examples, pathophysiology, acute/chronic effects, signs and symptoms, toxicity and overdose, withdrawal, and complications with dental treatment. We will discuss practices for pain management in dentistry and regulatory requirements for prescribers and dispensers. We will also address procedures for managing vulnerable or substance use disorder patients.

This course also counts toward DEA 8 hour mandatory training.

For California licenses, this course will count as:

2 CREDIT HOURS for the CA Schedule II Opioid requirement; and

1 CREDIT HOUR for discussion, quiz or Q&A

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand the basic physiology of drugs.
  • Determine the best practices for pain management in dentistry.
  • Know the regulatory requirements for prescribers/dispensers.
  • Know the procedures for managing vulnerable or substance disorder patients.
  • Review the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and how drugs effect each system.
  • Review the pathophysiology of methamphetamine, cocaine, opioids, sedatives and alcohol.
  • Review opioid receptors, where they are found and how they are affected with opioid use.
  • Understand GABA’s role and how it is affected by sedatives and alcohol.
  • Review withdrawal, acute and chronic symptoms, from cocaine, meth, sedatives and opioids, and alcohol.
Excellent lecture, one of the best pharmacology lectures I have had. Easy to understand and she makes it very interesting! Highly recommended!
– Jason H., DMD, Virginia


Very knowledgeable and entertaining dental CE seminar. Three hours went by fast.
– Gregg R., DDS, Illinois

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Vera Brown - No relevant financial relationship to report Education
Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.