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Laws and Regulations Applicable to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Kentucky Board of Dentistry

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • Other: 0.75
    • CDE: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 19, 2018
  • Expires: Jul 18, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)


Cynthia L.  Effinger Cynthia L. Effinger, JD
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
Louisville, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Dentists need to read the Kentucky statutes describing the practice of dentistry.

Target Audience

Dentists and dental hygienists in all practice settings.


Upon completion of this educaitonal activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss tips for prescribing within the law
  • Evaluate the patient to determine if it is medically appropriate and safe to prescribe a controlled substance
  • Avoid common mistakes or pitfalls


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 0.75 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or other planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speaker. In some cases, the presentation might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. The speaker will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center University of Kentucky College of Public Health (KIPRC).