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Required CE Courses Offered at PNDC 2019

PNDC 2019 offers members an affordable, convenient way to meet opioid prescribing, suicide prevention, minimal sedation and BLS CE requirements all in one place.
PNDC 2019 offers members an affordable, convenient way to meet opioid prescribing, suicide prevention, minimal sedation and BLS CE requirements all in one place.

Opioid Prescribing CE

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. 

Opioid Prescribing Rules: How and Why to Comply
Friday, June 21 from 1-4 PM

Suicide Prevention CE

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. (Completing the training now will count toward the requirement in 2020.)

Suicide Awareness and Referral for Dental Professionals
Thursday course added due to popular demand!
Thursday, June 20 from 2-5 PM
Saturday, June 22 from 1-4 PM

Minimal Sedation CE

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

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 PM

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

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

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.

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

Register With Your Member Discount

If you haven't already, make sure to register by the early bird deadline next Friday, May 3! WSDA members pay just $175-$275 for a conference badge at the early bird price. Full non-member price: $1,800!

A conference badge allows you to attend the opioid prescribing, suicide prevention and minimal sedation lectures at no additional cost, and gives you the option to purchase a spot in a BLS workshop. 

Register Today
The Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC) is Washington’s largest dental conference and your source for high-quality, affordable continuing dental education. Join thousands of dental professionals in the scenic Pacific Northwest to earn up to 19 CE credits in three days from your choice of over 40 speakers.
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