Management of Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices

  • Mon, Apr 03, 2023 | 6:00 PM - Mon, Apr 03, 2023 | 9:00 PM

Register for Management of Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices

April 3, 2023
Monday 6:00pm-9:00pm 
3 CE Units

$40 Members/Auxiliaries                                          
$80 Non-Members

Tom Viola
                  Tom Viola

Course Description:
Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates both opioid and nonopioid analgesics, Dental clinicians must understand the intended roles and limitations of these agents, as well as situations that may preclude their use, by reviewing patient medical histories and developing individualized patient pain management plans. This program will provide an overview of strategies and options available for effectively managing and controlling acute dental pain with opioid and nonopioid analgesics, while also mitigating associated risks. Special emphasis will be given to utilizing CURES to assist in identifying and managing vulnerable patients at risk for substance use disorders, as well as identifying possible “red-flag”, or drug-seeking, behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore opioid and non-opioid analgesic options for acute pain management and control.
  • Explain the intended role and limitations of analgesics in the management of acute dental pain.
  • Describe how to register for, and utilize, CURES.
  • Discuss techniques for identifying and managing patients at risk for substance use disorders.

About the Speaker:
With over 30 years’ experience as a board-certified pharmacist, clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, Thomas Viola, R.Ph., the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, has earned his national and international reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team. As an educator, Tom has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. As an author, Tom has contributed to professional journals and pharmacology textbooks and serves as a consultant to the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs. As a speaker, Tom has presented over one thousand informative, humorous and engaging continuing education seminars and webinars to hundreds of thousands of dental professionals since 2001.

You may also simply call us at 818.576.0116 and register over the phone.