ADA Webinar: How to Discuss Safe Use of Medicines
The ADA is hosting a webinar March 29 from 12-1 p.m. PST on How to Discuss Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Medicines including Opioids with Your Dental Patients.
Speaker Deborah Davidson, senior director at the National Council on Patient Information and Education, will discuss why it is important for dentists to have conversations with patients about the medicines, both prescription and nonprescription, they are prescribing following a dental visit or surgery. All medicines have the potential for misuse by the patient or possibly by a family member or visitor in the home.
The webinar will also give providers tips for explaining the benefits and potential risks of the medicines they prescribe as well as information about proper storage and safe disposal of unused medicines.
Participants in the live webinar session are eligible for one hour of continuing education.