Fulfills the Opioid requirement for NJ Dentists and Dental Hygienists You have 2 great options to attend this program:
*Live Interactive Webinar: Attend from your location (please have a laptop/desktop/or ipad to participate)
*Attend at our School
Friday December 17, 2021 Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Credits: 6 Ceu’s
Two Very Important Subjects that impact our daily life
“Hurts So ….Swell!” Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
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 non-opioid 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 analgesics to utilize in everyday clinical situations.
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.
“Take It On The Run, Baby!” Street Drugs, Substance Abuse, Clinical Considerations and Patient Care Planning
Upon successful completion of this program,participants will be able to:
Discuss the impact of substance dependence and abuse on dental therapy and on overall patient health.
Identify the most common illicit and licit substances of abuse and dependence and discuss:
Common adverse effects
Dental treatment considerations
Describe techniques useful in identifying and successfully managing patient substance use and dependency.
Instructor: Thomas Viola, R.Ph. C.C.P.
In addition to his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy, Thomas Viola also serves the dental professions as a clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Tom is a member of the faculty of eight colleges, as well as several national board exam review courses. He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with pharmacology columns appearing regularly in General Dentistry, AGD Impact, Access Magazine and RDH Magazine. In addition, Tom currently serves on the Advisory Board for General Dentistry and as the Subject Matter Expert for Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses, nationally and internationally, in the areas of dental pharmacology and local anesthesia.