7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Responsible Pain Management: prescribing, handling and limiting opioids




This program can be attended as a Live Webinar or Attend at our school



Purpose: This program is designed to ensure that oral health clinicians have an awareness of current Federal, New York and New Jersey regulations related to prescribing controlled substances, the science behind these regulations, the history and impact of the current opioid epidemic, and the evolving principles of safe and appropriate pain management.  The program will also address the use of analgesics in palliative care and will highlight management strategies for patients who have substance use disorders and/or present under the influence of psychoactive drugs.

Note: this program includes all of NY’s eight mandated subject areas and fulfills the NY State three-hour requirement for opioid prescriber training.  NJ licensees who attend this program can claim the required one hour of opioid prescriber training and one of the three required hours of internal medicine and pharmacology.  This will also satisfy 3 (THREE) hours of the new, one-time Federal requirement for 8 (EIGHT) hours of training (MATE) to which all prescribers must attest at their next DEA registration renewal beginning on June 272023.  Previous training that can be documented may also be used to satisfy the requirement.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

•Discuss the current opioid epidemic in the US and worldwide and the role of the dentist in reducing the magnitude of this problem

•Describe opioid-reducing strategies for post treatment pain management in dentistry

•Describe how a dentist can prevent or reduce the likelihood of misuse, diversion and abuse of opioids

•Identify State required limits and CDC guidelines related to prescribing controlled substances

•List the responsibilities of the dentist when providing pain management to patients including patient education, proper prescribing and careful documentation


Instructor:     Dr. Hillel Ephros (Hilly) is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and St. George’s University School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as an Examiner for that Board from 2003-9. He chairs the Department of Dentistry at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ and directs the residency program in oral & maxillofacial surgery sponsored by St. Joseph’s in affiliation with New York Medical College where he is a member of the faculty. Dr. Ephros also has adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Rutgers. He has published in the scientific literature, authored textbook chapters and received awards for teaching including the Archbishop John J. Meyers Outstanding Educator Award in 2003 at Seton Hall University. Dr. Ephros serves as a member of the oral cancer workgroup of the New Jersey task force on the prevention and control of cancer and is the current Chairman of the Oral Cancer Consortium.

Requirements to attend a live webinar:

  1.  You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
  2.  To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat.
  3.   Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
  4.   Instructors may call on participants.
  5.  To verify attendance, a code word may be given sometime during the class.
  6. You will be required to complete and return an evaluation after the course has ended. The evaluation may ask what code word was given.
  7.  You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.

Live webinar invitations are emailed to registered students as the course date nears (approximately one day prior to the class).

Certificates of Completion are emailed to students approximately 5 business days after the course.


Additional information


Live Webinar: Wed. June 14, 2023 Time: 9am to 12pm, Attend at our school Wed. June 14, 2023 Time: 9am to 12pm