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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.

Friday, June 2, 2023

July 20 at 9 am PT/10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET

Efforts to combat the opioid crisis have produced a positive impact on reducing unnecessary opioid use and related risks for drug misuse, drug diversion and accidental overdose. Risks for developing substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder, are multifactorial and should be considered when planning dental treatment, including how to address post-operative dental pain. This webinar will provide an overview of how to safely manage patients with acute dental pain.  Strategies to reduce unnecessary use of opioids and benzodiazepines will be reviewed, as well as current national recommendations for safe prescribing practices and interprofessional coordination of care.

1 CDE will be offered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe risk factors associated with substance use disorders and how to identify these factors during a health history interview.

  • Discuss strategies for managing dental pain, including the use of non-opioid pain relievers.

  • Discuss how to reduce the unnecessary use of opioid and benzodiazepines to prevent drug misuse and reduce risks for drug diversion and drug overdose.

  • Describe strategies to improve care coordination between the dentist and medical specialist(s) for treating a mutual patient with pain.

  • Discuss CDC and ADA recommendations to promote safe opioid prescribing by dentists.

  • Discuss responsible prescribing practices for pain management in dental patients.

Click here to register!

Upcoming Webinar: Managing Dental Pain Safely: Practice Considerations for Dental Professionals

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