The Alaska Dental Society has developed guidelines for its members to aid in the proper prescribing of opioids and alternative pain control methods. We welcome other prescribers to utilize the guide where appropriate. Please direct any questions on the guideline, usage of the prescription database (AKPDMP), or prescriptions in general to Dr. Logan
A reminder all prescribers with a DEA registration number (can write for controlled substances) must register with the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The application must be done online at https://alaska.pmpaware.net/identities/new and you will be required to verify your identity and email address.
For the 2019-20 license renewal period a minimum of 2hrs of CE is required for licensees who hold a DEA number in "education in pain management and opioid use and addiction". The ADS is offering several ways for members to meet this requirement. There is an ADS course on 11/10, A 2 hour course will be offered at the components where possible and an online course will be offered in December and January. The ADA also has a manual on prescribing and addiction with a 5 hr CE self study test. Visit http://ebusiness.ada.org/productcatalog/product.aspx?ID=8349 to order.