Opioid Prescribing Resources

WSDA has compiled a list of information and resources regarding the prescription of opioids and the prevention of opioid abuse.

New opioid prescribing rules for dentists in Washington became effective January 26, 2019. 

Read a summary on the WSDA Blog.

Opioid CE Opportunities


Reminder: Register for Evidence-Based Dental Pain Care Training

Register today for Evidence-Based Dental Pain Care: New Opioid Prescribing Guideline and Rules from Washington State, a free training in Wenatchee on Friday, May 3.
Evidence-Based Dental Pain Care: New Opioid Prescribing Guideline and Rules from Washington State
Friday, May 3 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM
Confluence Technology Center
285 Technology Center Way
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Cost: Free
CE Credits: 4

At the Evidence-based Dental Pain Care Training Session you will learn about the latest recommendations for acute dental pain care, best practices for managing acute dental pain in patients with substance use disorder, emerging federal and state policies on opioids, newly adopted dental rules, clinical pearls in opioid prescribing from your peers and much more!

All participants will receive up to 4 hours of free dental CE, a copy of the 2017 Bree/AMDG Dental Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Management, and a one-page summary of the guidelines!

This training is open to anyone, however, priority will be given to attendees from the North Central Accountable Community Health region (Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties).

Learn More & Register

Opioid Resources

Using the Prescription Monitoring Program

If you are new to using the PMP or want to refresh your knowledge of the system, the Department of Health (DOH) provides several resources to make the process easier.

Training Guide
The DOH provides a detailed training guide document for practitioners learning how to use the PMP.

Read the Guide
Training Videos
If you prefer your training in video format, the DOH YouTube channel provides short, step-by-step instructional videos on PMP topics, such as:

The channel also provides a complete tutorial video on how to use the system.

See All Videos
Provider FAQs
Visit the DOH website for a list of PMP frequently asked questions.

See Provider FAQs