K-TRACS, Prescribing & You: This course covers recommendations and requirements for using K-TRACS, appropriate use guidelines, how to use K-TRACS patient report information to coordinate patient care, 2022 CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing, and high-risk prescribing scenarios. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand appropriate use and access of confidential K-TRACS information.
  • Apply CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing to individualized patient care.
  • Analyze trends in polysubstance use and recognize high-risk prescribing scenarios.

Disclosure to Learners & Continuing Education Statement


Course Description: This course is designed to increase dentist and oral surgeon knowledge of the prevalence of prescription drug misuse in Kansas, controlled substance prescribing trends and recommendations, and how dentists can use K-TRACS in their clinical decision-making. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the prevalence of prescription drug misuse and substance use disorder and their impact on the dental industry
  • Discuss opioid prescribing clinical guidance for the dental industry
  • Apply best practices for K-TRACS use to identify opportunities for care coordination
  • Identify patient education resources that can be leveraged in dental practices

This course has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education by the Kansas Dental Board, REF #CE 22-36, expiration Nov. 14, 2027.


Beginning with prescribers renewing their DEA registration on or after June 27, 2023, all prescribers will be required to attest that they have completed an 8-hour training requirement on the treatment of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. The DEA has provided guidance on what CME you may have already taken that meets this requirement. If you are in need of additional hours before your registration renewal, below are links to national accreditation agency CME resources related to the requirement:

This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-PM-BX-0011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.