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Opioid Emergency Rule Effective Now

Dentists Must Practice Under New Regulations

The MDA recently received an ​opioid emergency rule filing, as seen in the December 17 Missouri Register, page 3759 (page 5 of the PDF). This means that Missouri dentists are currently governed through this emergency rule, which became effective November 17, 2018 and will be in effect through May 15, 2019. This means you are now practicing under these new opioid prescription regulations. Please take the time to review them now. 

The Dental Board welcomes any comments regarding this proposal, which should be sent to: Missouri Dental Board, PO Box 1367, Jefferson City MO 65102, by fax at 573-751-8216, or via email at To be considered, comments must be received by January 16.

For ​additional information or questions, please contact Shantel Smith or Vicki Wilbers at the Missouri Dental Association.