Opioid Prescribing Resources

WSDA has compiled a list of information and resources regarding the prescription of opioids and the prevention of opioid abuse.

New opioid prescribing rules for dentists in Washington became effective January 26, 2019. 

Read a summary on the WSDA Blog.

Opioid CE Opportunities

  • Dec 5, 2020

    Free CE: Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders

    Register for Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders Dental ECHO, a free 6-session program presented by the Oregon Health & Science University School of Community Dentistry.
  • Oct 2, 2020

    Webinar: Supporting Healthcare Professionals During the Pandemic

    Presented by the DEA, Seattle Field Division, in coordination with the HHS-OIG, this webinar is designed to raise awareness of the current nationwide opioid epidemic for medical professionals.
  • Jul 9, 2019

    Upcoming Opioid Webinars from ADA

    The ADA is offering two upcoming webinars, "Pain and Patient Expectations: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Best Practices" on July 17 and "Emergency Department Referral Model In Action: Addressing Dental Access, Opioid Prevention and Pain Management" on August 6.

Opioid Resources

Using the Prescription Monitoring Program

If you are new to using the PMP or want to refresh your knowledge of the system, the Department of Health (DOH) provides several resources to make the process easier.

Training Guide
The DOH provides a detailed training guide document for practitioners learning how to use the PMP.

Read the Guide
Training Videos
If you prefer your training in video format, the DOH YouTube channel provides short, step-by-step instructional videos on PMP topics, such as:

The channel also provides a complete tutorial video on how to use the system.

See All Videos
Provider FAQs
Visit the DOH website for a list of PMP frequently asked questions.

See Provider FAQs