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State Mandatory Courses

Date: 10/25/2019
Time: All Day
Short Description: SFDDA Mandated Courses for Re-Licensure Prescribing Controlled Substances / Human Trafficking / Medical Errors / Domistic Violence

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October 25, 2019

Kovens Conference Center

North Miami, FL


SFDDA Mandated Courses for Re-Licensure:


9:00 a.m. (two hours) “Prescribing Controlled Substances”

Legislation now requires that all dentists take the two-hour Opioid Prescribing course by the license renewal deadline of February 29, 2020. If you have already taken this course you are not required to take it again in this biennium.

The course will review:

  • The current standards for prescribing controlled substances
  • New Florida laws and rules related to the prescribing of controlled substances.
  • Attendees will be able to define acute and chronic pain and opioid addiction
  • Attendees will know when to consider non-opioid and non-pharmacological alternatives for pain management.

11:30 a.m. (one hour): “Human Trafficking”

Dentists must now complete a one-hour CE course on human trafficking as part of the total number of hours for CE required by law.

The course will address:

  • both sex and labor trafficking,
  • how to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking,
  • how to report cases on human trafficking
  • Learn about resources available to victims

12:30 p.m. (2 hours) Medical Errors

This course is designed to inform and educate dentists about risk management and the prevention of medical errors in clinical practice.

2:30 p.m. (2 hours) Domestic Violence

This course will help dentists in early identification of domestic violence victims and their abusers, and to offer education, counseling, and referral information when needed.


Speaker: Sandy Skelaney


Sandy Skelaney is Program Director of Florida International University’s Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention out of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, where she builds community partnerships and trains the next generation of changemakers to innovate solutions in her course Sex Trafficking: Building Solutions.


A compelling educator and public speaker, Sandy has presented to over 15,000 people in various venues from prison to TEDx, and provides consultation to organizations across the United States launching and scaling victim-service, public policy, and advocacy initiatives. 


In 2007, Sandy spearheaded Florida's response to domestic minor sex trafficking with the creation of Project GOLD in Kristi House; an effort which resulted in the development of the first coordinated multi-disciplinary response, transformation of protocols in dozens of agencies, passage of Florida Safe Harbor Act, and opening of a drop-in center that has provided mental health services for hundreds of trafficked children in Miami.


Sandy’s work on child trafficking spans over 15 years, previously working with renowned organizations ECPAT International in Bangkok, Thailand and GEMS in New York City where she organized the First National Summit of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth and Congressional Briefing in 2002.


Sandy is a member of the South Florida Human Trafficking Taskforce and the Miami-Dade Human Trafficking Coalition, is on the Board of Directors of Hanan Arts, Miami Girls Foundation and HEART Initiative, and has won several awards including the prestigious “Women Who Make a Difference in Miami” from the Junior League of Miami.  She has a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from CUNY Hunter and a MA in International Relations from Yale University.


Speaker : Richard Mufson, D.D.S.


Dr. Mufson is a native of Miami Beach, Florida, and a graduate of Miami Beach Senior High School. He received a BS degree from University of Florida in Gainesville in 1975, followed by a DDS degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA in 1983.  


After four years of dental school, he completed a post-doctoral residency training program in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Georgetown University School of Dentistry and Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1986.


He then returned to his home town, where he has practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon since 1986. In 1991, he successfully completed the written and oral examinations administered by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), and thus conferring upon him the status of board-certification as a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomate of the ABOMS. 


Throughout a span of over thirty years in practice, Dr. Mufson has been very involved in the dental community and organized dentistry. In addition to membership, he has served as a leader and president of multiple local and state dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery organizations, including North Dade - Miami Beach Dental Society, South Florida District Dental Association, Miami Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association.


Dr. Mufson has also been involved in teaching and lecturing dentists for over twenty-five years on the subjects of state-mandated courses required for biennial license renewal.  These have included, “HIV and Other Infectious Diseases of Importance to Dentistry,” “Laws and Rules of Dentistry,” “Medical Errors,” and “Risk Management” and Domestic Violence.