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Registration is now Closted!
DATE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
TITLE: “Management of Acute Dental Pain, Guidelines for Appropriate Prescribing and Abuse Awareness” ACT 124
SPEAKER: MR. TOM VIOLA
TIME: 6PM- 9 PM, Program/Dinner starts at 7 PM
Go to WWW.LVDENTAL.ORG to register
YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 CE CREDITS FOR THIS LECTURE
COST: $50 for LVDS Members/ $75 for Non LVDS Members
MPORTANT: When registering please provide a valid email address! Attendees will be emailed a link that will allow access to the webinar.
Course Description Management of acute dental pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates opioid and non-opioid analgesics. However, this normally occurs outside the dental office, away from our immediate supervision and we are often faced with the difficult task of managing patient pain while also avoiding adverse outcomes for both our patient and our communities. Thus, it is critical for clinicians to accurately identify the need for pain control and associated risks, and to assess the efficacy of analgesic agents to be administered. This program will provide an overview of effective dental pain management and identification of addiction. Special emphasis will also be given to appropriate practices of prescribing opioids and individualized patient care planning.
Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Explain the intended role of opioid and nonopioid analgesics in the management of acute dental pain, as well as situations which may preclude their use, based on a patient's underlying medical conditions.
- Describe techniques useful in developing individualized pain management plans as well as strategies useful in identifying potential opioid addiction.
- Discuss appropriate prescribing practices for opioid and non-opioid analgesics to utilize in everyday clinical situations.