Analgesic The Dentist’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

June 19, 2019

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Presenter(s): Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, American Institutes for Research and Paul Moore, DDS, University of Pittsburgh

Target Audience: This offering is intended for all dental and medical professionals involved with pain management for patients with or without substance-related and addictive disorders.

Webinar description: The webinar will discuss the evolving opioid crisis in the United States, including a brief history of how we got here, describe the clinical diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD) and the 3 FDA-approved medications that are used to treat OUD and the clinical implications for dentists. The webinar will also discuss the role that dentists can play in preventing the development of opioid use disorderOUD among opioid naïve patients, how to treat acute dental-related pain without using opioids, and other clinical tools relevant to opioid prescribing in dental practice.

Educational objectives:

  • Describe the 3 waves of the opioid epidemic in the United States
  • Explain the clinical diagnosis of opioid use disorder
  • List the 3 FDA approved medications that are FDA approvedfor the to treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Describe how to treat patients that are on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

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Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Other

Presenter
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, American Institutes for Research and Paul Moore, DDS, University of Pittsburgh
Time Zone
ET