Star of the North Meeting

Virtual Show Opens July 30 St. Paul, MN

Future Dates: April 22-24, 2021 and April 28-30, 2022

2020 Seminars

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. Click on each seminar below for more information, including pricing.

← Back to search

Prescription Narcotic Use/Abuse: Update on the Epidemic and

Regulatory Changes in the U.S.
July 30, 2020
12:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Jacqueline M. Plemons, D.D.S., MS

Abuse of prescription narcotics has reached epidemic proportions across the nation. Accidental/intentional overdose from prescription drugs is increasing and affects us all including the rich and famous. Both national and state-wide efforts to combat the problem are beginning to take shape and will affect the practice of dentistry. Learn the magnitude of prescription narcotic abuse in the U.S., as well as the perceived role of big pharma, the value of prescription monitoring programs and potential regulatory changes that may be ahead.

Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss the nature and magnitude of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.
2) Discuss prescribing patterns of opioids in dentistry.
3) Develop evidence-based multimodal treatment strategies to manage pain following dental surgery.
4) Describe the value of prescription monitoring programs.

Course Number: T26

Recommended for

  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Jacqueline M. Plemons, D.D.S., MS

Dr. Plemons received her dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. She has a full-time private practice in Dallas, Texas and works part-time at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics. She is President-Elect of the Texas Dental Association.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Regular Fee $35.00
Staff Regular Fee $35.00