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ORN Spring 2024 - Opioid Prescribing by Dentists and Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
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This course will give an overview of trends and trajectories of opioid prescribing by dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) in the US. Further, we will describe the consequences of opioid prescribing for dental procedures. 
Learning objectives:
At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to:
  1. Describe the decreasing trends in opioid prescribing by US dentists and OMFS
  2. Understand the variations in opioid prescribing trajectories by US dentists and OMFS
  3. Discuss the risk of adverse events and persistent opioid use following opioid prescriptions for dental procedures
  4. Apply strategies non-dental providers can implement to manage dental pain in medical settings
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Dr. Tumader Khouja BDS MPH PhD

Dr. Tumader Khouja is a dentist, health services researcher, and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.  Dr. Khouja received her degree in dentistry from King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She completed a master's in public health and a Ph.D. in Health Services research at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She then completed her postdoctoral training in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Khouja's research focuses on areas of high importance in dental public health, including prescribing in dentistry and access to oral health services using secondary data and advanced statistical methods. Her work on opioid prescribing in dentistry has informed upcoming American Dental Association guidelines on acute dental pain management in dentistry and has collaborated on policy reports locally and internationally. Dr. Khouja is one of few dentists nationally with an interdisciplinary background in oral health epidemiology and policy and trained in oral health services research. Dr. Khouja is supported by a K99/R00 award from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). In her project, She uses mixed methods to develop a provider-centered intervention to improve opioid and antibiotic prescribing in ED settings.


This actvity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association and The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM). The American Osteopathic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this other activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All conflicts of interest of any individual(s) in a position to control the content of this CME activity will be identified and resolved prior to this educational activity being provided. Disclosure about provider and faculty relationships, or the lack thereof, will be provided to learners.


Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI085588-02 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Availability: No future session
Expires on Mar 01, 2027
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 AOA Category 1A Credit
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