The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for the protection of the public by governing and regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in New Hampshire. The Board has four principle functions:
NH Prescription Drug Monitoring RxSentry Training
On August 3 and August 4, 2016, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), in collaboration with Health Information Designs (HID), conducted training on RxSentry, the electronic prescription drug monitoring database used by the NH PDMP.
Providers interested in viewing the NH Prescription Drug Monitoring RxSentry Training Videos and Scripts please go to the PDMP web page.
Board Approved Continuing Education regarding Opioid Prescribing
American Dental Association Pain Management in Dentistry: A Changing and Challenging Landscape
American Dental Association Reducing Opioid Abuse by Incorporating Patient Management Strategies from Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Boston University School of Dental Medicine Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain
SCOPE of Pain - May 14, 2016
Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Prescribing Series (6 Modules)
American Academy of Physician Assistants Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
American Pain Society REMS for ER/LA Opioid Analgesics: The Keys to Safe Use
Boston University School of Medicine Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Boston University School of Medicine SCOPE of Pain - Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
Federation of State Medical Boards Extended-Release and Long-Acting (ER/LA) Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing
Federation of State Medical Boards Model Policy for the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse Safe Prescribing for Pain
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Substance Use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Massachusetts Medical Society Managing Risk When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers for Patients
Massachusetts Medical Society Legal Advisor: Identifying Drug Dependence
Massachusetts Medical Society Managing Pain Without Overusing Opioids
Massachusetts Medical Society Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management (Modules 4 and 5)
Massachusetts Medical Society The Opioid Epidemic (6 Modules)
Massachusetts Medical Society New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, NH Department of Health & Human Services Foundation for Healthy Communities, NH Medical Society and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Medication Assistance Training (MAT) Waiver-X Certification Course
Emergency Rules approved by the NH Board of Dental Examiners regarding opioid prescribing.
January 5, 2016
For immediate assistance with addiction or substance misuse, call the New Hampshire Statewide Addiction Crisis Line toll-free at 1-844-711-HELP (4357) or
send an email to: [email protected]
The Board approved emergency rules regarding opioid prescribing at its meeting on January 4, 2016. These rules do not apply to cancer patients or patients receiving palliative care.
Use of a morphine dose equivalent calculator is recommended for prescribers of opioids.
Acute Pain Patient Information
The emergency rules require licensees who prescribe an opioid for acute pain to provide the patient with certain information. The Board's Acute Pain Patient Information document can be used for this purpose, although licensees may choose a different method of communicating this information.
The emergency rules require licensees who prescribe opioids for chronic pain to utilize the following:
1. An informed consent with specific elements. The Board does not endorse a specific informed consent, but samples can be found on the NH Medical Society website, and The National Institute on Drug Abuse website .
2. A risk assessment with specific elements. The Board does not endorse a specific risk assessment tool, but samples can be found on the NH Medical Society website, American Academy of Pain Medicine website and the Washington State Agency Medical Directors' Group .
3. A written pain agreement. The Board does not endorse a specific pain agreement, but samples can be found on the NH Medical Society website and the Washington State Agency Medical Directors' Group .
4. Appropriate toxicology screens.
These licensees must also adhere to the principles outlined in the NH Dental Society Opioids in the Dental Practice Guidelines for New Hampshire Dentists and the Federation of State Medical Boards Model Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain .
For questions or concerns, please contact Connie Stratton at (603) 271-4561 or [email protected].
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