PNDC 2019 | Opioid CE, Suicide Prevention CE & More for WA Dentists
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Meet Washington CE Requirements for Dentists at PNDC 2019

Opioid Prescribing CE

Opioid Prescribing Rules: How and Why to Comply
Friday, June 21 from 1-4 PM (Hyatt Grand EFGH - Olympic Tower)

Washington dentists who prescribe opioids must complete a one-time CE requirement regarding best practices in the prescribing of opioids and DQAC's opioid prescribing rules. The CE must be at least three hours long.

Suicide Prevention CE

Suicide Awareness and Referral for Dental Professionals
Thursday, June 20 from 2-5 PM (Meydenbauer 405-406)
Saturday, June 22 from 1-4 PM (Meydenbauer 404-406)

Beginning August 1, 2020, licensed Washington dentists must complete a one-time training for suicide assessment that includes screening, referral, and imminent harm via lethal means elements. The training must be at least three hours long.

Minimal Sedation CE

Money Makes the World Go Round, But Drugs Can Make it Spin! Understanding Drug Interactions in Dental Practice
Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM (Meydenbauer Theatre)

Oh the Pus! Oh the Pain! Appropriate Antibiotic and Analgesic Prescribing
Saturday, June 22 from 1-4:30 PM (Meydenbauer Theatre)

Licensed Washington dentists who currently administer minimal sedation must participate in seven hours of CE every five years.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

BLS for Healthcare Providers: A Hands-On Workshop ($95)
Thursday, June 20 from 2-5 PM (SOLD OUT) (Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower)
Friday, June 21 from 7:30-10:30 AM (Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower)
Friday, June 21 from 1-4 PM (Hyatt Maple - Olympic Tower)

Dental staff providing direct patient care in an in-office or outpatient setting must hold a current and valid healthcare provider basic life support (BLS) certification. Certification is good for two years.