PDMP and Contemporary Pain Management - Meets LB931 for Licensure

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Location: UNMC College of Dentistry
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Borcher and Dr. J. Bruce Bavitz
Credits: 3 CE hours
Check-In: 12:45 p.m.
Class Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Classification: Dentist, Auxiliary
Fee: Dentist: $156  Auxiliary: $78
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Speaker: Dr. Kevin Borcher, is the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Director for NEHII, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative.

Dr. Borcher is a graduate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Prior to working for NeHII, Kevin worked at the Nebraska Methodist Health System as the Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator for over 19 years. 

Kevin served ten years on the Nebraska Board of Pharmacy and chaired or participated in several committees and task forces for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.  He is also a member of the Nebraska Board of Health, Nebraska Medicaid DUR Board, and Nebraska eHealth Council. Kevin is a member of the PMIX Executive Committee and is chair of the PMIX Operations Committee.  He is also co-chair of the NASCSA Data Integrity Subcommittee and the SHIEC (Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative) PDMP Workgroup and serves on a number of committees for national organizations supporting Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs across the country.

No relevant financial relationships exist.

Dr. Bavitz
Speaker: J. Bruce Bavitz, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984 and completed his Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency in Pittsburgh in 1988. Currently, Dr. Bavitz is the Merritt C. Pederson Professor and chair of the Department of Surgical Specialties at the UNMC College of Dentistry. He has given multiple CE courses to dentists, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Bavitz is past president of the Nebraska Society of OMFS and the Lincoln District Dental Society, a Diplomate for the American Board of OMFS, and Fellow in the American College of Dentists. Additionally, he has a United States patent on a dental implant aligning device, completed a five-year term as member of the oral surgery/pain control test construction section for the National Dental Board, and performed office inspections for the State of Nebraska for dentists seeking advanced anesthesia permits. Presently, Dr. Bavitz serves as coordinating editor for Practical Reviews in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and reviewer for multiple implant and oral surgery journals. His primary area of research and publishing involves surgical anatomy of the jaws and alveolar bone reconstruction.
No relevant financial relationships exist.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Contemporary Pain Management - Meets LB931 for Licensure 

Course Description:  The opioid crisis continues to be a focus of federal policy and legislation.  The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a valuable tool to aid dentists and other practitioners with identifying and monitoring patients who may be misusing or abusing opioids or other controlled substances. This course will provide evidence based guidelines for the management of dental pain, emphasizing non-opioid alternatives.

Course Objectives: 

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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The college is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.