Prescription Opioid Crisis


Prescription Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 9 pm at the Creighton University - Harper Center

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) continues to be a major cause of drug overdose deaths in the US. Learn the state and federal regulations addressing SUD and how the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is used as an important tool for dentists.

Presentation Objectives

  1. Discuss state and federal policy and legislation.
  2. Explain the PDMP.
  3. Demonstrate the use of the Nebraska PDMP and its benefits within the dental practice.
  4. Review current guidelines for opioid prescribing.
  5. Discuss expert practice prescribing recommendations.


Stephen Coffey, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Oral Surgery Associates

Kevin Borcher, DDS
Vice President, Pharcy Informatics, CyncHealth


ODDS Members — FREE
Non-members — $50

To register, send completed registration form and payment to Omaha District Dental Society, PO Box 45281, Omaha, NE 68145. 
Registration Deadline is Friday, April 8.


Creighton University – Harper Center
602 N 20th Street, Omaha, NE 68178

Continuing Education Information

3 CE Credits available.

LB 778 requires all dentists who prescribe opioids or Schedule II drugs to take at least three hours of continuing education biennially regarding prescribing opiates. The continuing education may include but is not limited to, education regarding prescribing and administering opiates, the risks and indicators regarding development of addiction to opiates, and emergency opiate situations. One-half hour of the three hours of continuing education must cover the PDMP.


Contact Diane Frost via email at or call 402-677-4451.