Dentistry is more than performing procedures. A crucial aspect of the dental profession is the management of patient pain. As dentists, we need to treat this aspect of patient care with equal consideration and give it our utmost respect. This Compendium eBook focuses on this important topic, featuring two continuing education (CE) articles. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE1: Prescribing Analgesics for Postoperative Dental Pain Mana Saraghi, DMD; Elliot V. Hersh, DMD, MS, PhD; Victor M. Badner, DMD, MPH; and Nadia Laniado, DDS, MPH
This first CE article addresses the role prescription analgesics in dentistry plays in the opioid crisis in the United States, and how to mitigate the need for opioids post-treatment by using a multimodal analgesic approach. This allows for the use of medication in different drug classes to intercept pain at various points. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE2: Characterization and Treatment of Postsurgical Dental Implant Pain Employing Intranasal Ketorolac Rebecca Bockow, DDS, MS; Jonathan Korostoff, DMD, PhD; Andres Pinto, DMD, MPH; Matthew Hutcheson, MS; Stacey A. Secreto, CRC; Laura Bodner, DMD; and Elliot V. Hersh, DMD, MS, PhD
The second CE describes an intranasal ketorolac medication that offers patients a convenient drug that they can self-administer. The study conducted shows a rapid analgesic onset among participants, which resulted in enhancing patient comfort and reducing the chance of excessive drug dosing. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC