Uses and Abuses of Opioids for Dental Pain: BODEX:   (SOLD OUT)

The "Opioid Epidemic" has used guidelines that have reduced overuse of Opioids but has limited the availability of Opioids to those who need them. The CDC is now issuing new guidelines for the appropriate use of Opioids in treating pain and this presentation will present current information on when opioid use is appropriate and when it is not in treating Dental Pain.

Learning Objectives:

* Participants should know why almost all dentists need to have a DEA License and the ability to prescribe opioids
* Participants should feel comfortable prescribing Opioids for appropriate treatment of Dental Pain

  • Course Code: S1
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm PT
  • Location: , Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Plaza 3
  • CE Credit: 3, Meets BODEX Standards for Chemical Dependency
  • Audience:
  • Supported by:Denco Dental Construction
Joseph R. Cohen


Dr Cohen Has frequently lectured nationally and internationally on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain and has limited his practice to the treatment of TMD and Orofacial Pain since 1990. He is Past President and Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain as well as Past President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He also is a Board Certified Specialist in Orofacial Pain and was recently appointed by the ADA as the first Commissioner for the new Specialty of Orofacial Pain on the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Dr. Cohen is currently Assistant Professor and Director of the Orofacial Pain (OFP) Clinic at AT Still University Dental School (ASDOH) and Adjunct Faculty at UCLA Orofacial Pain Specialty Residency. He is also very active in the American Headache Society where he is a Fellow and Past Section Chair for OFP. He is also honored to be a fellow in the American College and International College of Dentists (FACD,FICD, )and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Cohen is a section editor for the Journal Cranio and frequent reviewer for the ADA Journal and Triple O Journal.