Opioid Addiction, Pharmacology and the Dentists Role in Responsible Prescribing
Wednesday, May 31, 2023. 7:00PM-9:00PM EST Presented by James L. Rutkowski DMD, PhD, this clinically relevant 2-hour webinar is composed of two parts: Part one will help clinicians understand the extent and nature of the opioid crisis. It will also instruct clinicians on how to best identify patients who may be seeking opioid prescriptions to satisfy an addiction. Part two will provide a pharmacologically sound rationale for the use of a multimodal post-operative pain management technique instead of relying solely on opioids. The provided specific protocol begins the moment that the dental procedure is completed and allows for most patients to experience minimal post-treatment pain. The protocol enables clinician’s to rarely rely on the need to prescribe opioids. Most Dental offices can become a narcotic- free zone without having patients suffer needlessly.
Learn tips on how to avoid being the “Office to seek-out if patients are looking for narcotics”.
Dental clinicians can predictably diminish post-operative pain by understanding and utilizing a non-addictive multimodal pain control protocol.
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will understand:
How extensive the opioid crisis is
How clinicians can identify patients who are at risk for opioid abuse
What government regulatory agencies require clinicians to know and do
Opioid pharmacology for pain control and how it can innocently lead to addiction
A logical multimodal analgesia protocol for the control of post-operative pain
When and how to safely use a glucocorticosteroid to control post-operative inflammation
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