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Course Title: Best Practices for Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry and Opioid Alternatives
Course Length: 4 Hour (4 CE)
Course Method: Live Interactive Webinar
Date: January 30th
Time: 10:00am EST/ 8:00am MST
Course Description: Pain affects our patients' quality of life and functioning; however, Dentists are challenged by an opioid crisis and strict prescribing laws. It is imperative Dentists are equipped with the knowledge base necessary to navigate pain management and the prescribing laws but they should also be equipped with the tools necessary to effectively treat pain and also identify possible abuse and addiction, and offer alternatives for pain management.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
· Understand and recite the Guidelines for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids
· Identify and properly refer patients with suspected substance abuse disorders
· Properly utilize the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to identify possible abuse and/or additional prescription use.
Understand how natural alternatives to opioids control and affect pain sensation, pain tolerance and pain signaling.
Describe cannabinoids, kratom, arnica, psilosybin and more for pain management.
Discuss and define the differences between cannabis and opioids mechanism of action and pharmacology.
Learn strategies for patient education related to opioid abuse and the proper strategy for suspected opioid abuse.
About Nicole: Nicole holds a MA in Health Education from Columbia University and a BS in Dental Hygiene from NYU. Nicole spent over 14 years in formal education, serving in various positions from high school dental assisting instructor to the Dean of Dental Hygiene. Nicole has spent many years education patients on the use of cannabis to replace opioids, benzodiazepenes and more.
Dental CE Masters is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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Dental CE Masters is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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