The two continuing education articles in this eBook focus on different aspects of pain management. The first article provides an in-depth review of different injection techniques and patient management methodologies designed to decrease the fear of dental needles. In the second CE article, the use of opioid pain relievers (OPRs), often prescribed following third-molar extraction surgery, is examined. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Evaluating the Advances and Use of Hypodermic Needles in Dentistry Sean G. Boynes, DMD
This article provides an overview of the pain perception process associated with dental injections. It reviews the two main sensory nerve fibers associated with injection pain and discusses needle properties as well as complications and adverse occurances. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Use of Opioid Pain Relievers Following Extraction of Third Molars Breanna M. Weiland, DMD; Anthony G. Wach, DMD; Brent P. Kanar, DMD; Mathew T. Castele, DMD; Mark F Sosovicka, DMD; Matthew R. Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH; and Paul A. Moore, DMD
In this article, the use of opiod pain relievers (OPRs), often prescribed following third-molar extraction surgery, is examined. The authors conducted an assessment of patient pain experiences and reported opioid analgesic use to ascertain how many OPR tablets may be necessary, how they are taken, and how the prescriptions are stored or discarded. This is a timely study in light of the renewed focus on opioid prescribing in dentistry. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC