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Find Your MATE! – DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act Compliance Course

May 22

An ACDE Joint Provider Live Webinar Series …
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On March 28, 2023, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued guidance outlining requirements for a one-time, eight-hour training, “on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.” The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act that was passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023 (P.L. 117-328) requires all DEA-registered providers to complete this training. This means YOU!

The deadline to satisfy this training requirement is the date of a practitioner’s next scheduled DEA registration submission beginning June 27, 2023. Practitioners will be required to check a box on their online DEA registration form to affirm that they have completed the training, regardless of whether the practitioner is a first-time applicant or is renewing their registration.

In compliance with the DEA requirements for this new comprehensive curriculum, we will cover the safe pharmacological management of post-operative dental pain and referral for appropriate treatment of patients with or at risk of developing opioid and other substance use disorders.

This program will focus on the appropriate analgesic selection and approach in helping manage these challenging patients, emphasizing strategies that focus on patient comfort and helping set you, your team and most importantly, your patients up for success. This course is foundational in helping meet the new DEA educational requirements and emphasizes the themes of patient and medication safety, focusing on successful evidence- and guideline-based strategies for appropriate postoperative analgesic prescribing.

This interactive program will also review the current clinical challenges and regulatory issues with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed.


As a result of attending this class, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act and understand the DEA requirements for this new comprehensive curriculum.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to dentistry.
  • Understand the perfect analgesic recipe to keep (almost) all your patients out of pain – first time, every time.
  • Describe the different types of analgesics available and how to match the right drug at the right dose for the right patient and the right procedure.
  • Explain why narcotic-containing analgesics should not be routinely prescribed for post-operative dental pain.
  • Discuss the importance of consulting one’s state Prescription Drug Therapy Monitoring Program.

Dr. Mark Donaldson

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Dr. Donaldson received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator, and director of pharmacy services at healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient’s Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana.

Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the OHSU, and affiliate faculty in Dentistry at UBC. He has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners and has spent the last 28 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics and is a leader in the field.

Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Dental Association and is a reviewer for over ten other different journals. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson is the 2016 recipient of the AGD’s Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award and in 2019 he was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) with the “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to the profession.

Monday, May 22, 2023
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. EDT | 2 credit hours
Live WEBINAR via Zoom
$69 Dental Professionals
Code: 24D0245-L22

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