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Oral Health’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Virtual Event
Register at awyoralhealth.eventbrite.com by Sept. 19 to receive participant Zoom link
Participants will earn 2 CEUs that meet the State Opioid Requirements.
CE Your Way: Pain Control in Dentistry in the Age of Prescription Opiate Abuse
This activity has been planned and implemented in through the joint providership of the Wisconsin Dental Society, Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center.
- Understand the current prescription opiate abuse problem and the dentist role in solving this issue
- Understand pain and advanced opiate-free pain control strategies.
- Utilize pre-emptive analgesia to control pain in a dental practice.
- Utilize the Wisconsin State PDMP software to screen patients for potential drug abuse warning signs.
Dental professionals need to manage preoperative pain on a daily basis. This is accomplished with preemptive analgesic strategies, intelligent use of available local anesthetics, anti-inflammatory analgesics and at times with the careful use of opiate analgesics.
This course will review pharmacologically sound pain control strategies to all in the dental profession. It will focus on alternatives to narcotic pain medications and understanding the problems associated with prescription opiate abuse. It will focus on understanding the origins of dental pain and developing sound pain control strategies based on the science and available literature. This will include pre-emptive analgesia, use of long-acting local anesthetics, anti-inflammatory medications and careful use of the different opiate analgesics available on the market.