Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!
  1. Prosthoman

    Prosthoman Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    1
    hey all:
    this might be stupid but I am going to ask cuz I am a new practitioner. Do we need a DEA number for any drug that we prescribing or just it is needed for a controled subs. For example, I just applied for my DEA number, however, they told me it will take about 2 weeks. So, can I prescribe antibiotic or stuff like that to my pt.? I know for a controlled subs I have to have DEA number
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. ItsGavinC

    Dentist Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2001
    Messages:
    11,749
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Dentist
    You shouldn't need your DEA number for non-controlled substances. In fact, the DEA encourages you to NOT list your DEA number on scripts for non-controlled substances, in order to prevent fraud. If your state requires it, however, then you'll need it.

    As an aside, soon you'll simply use your NPI number for scripts. The DEA number will be required in addition for narcotics.
     
  4. Prosthoman

    Prosthoman Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks alot
     
  5. ivyleaguediver

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dentist
     
  6. Prosthoman

    Prosthoman Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks a lot for informative reply
     
  7. sandiego

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Hey, sandiego here. Is it true in Oregon that it is NOT considered unprofessional conduct for a dentist to treat a condition beyond the scope of the dental license? Something about the statues and it would be diciplinary but not 'unprofessional conduct'?
    Thanks
     
  8. Prosthoman

    Prosthoman Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    1
    I am not sure, but I would think it is an unprofessional conduct: I have heard about the case that a general dentist was tx pt for skin tx so his license was suspended due to " unprofessional conduct"
    that is I assume treating someone byound your license
     

Share This Page