This special Compendium eBook emphasizes how a dentist is responsible for relieving patients of pain in a conscientious, safe fashion. The first article encourages dentists to educate themselves on the ongoing opioid crisis in America in order to better serve their patients while helping control the epidemic. A second article features a discussion of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and the complexity of diagnosing and managing this condition, which often requires multidisciplinary treatment. Download today and earn 4 FREE CEU!
CE 1: Prescribing Opioid Analgesics for Acute Dental Pain: Time to Change Clinical Practices in Response to Evidence and Misperceptions Raymond A. Dionne, DDS, PhD; Sharon M. Gordon, DDS, MPH; and Paul A. Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH
This article urges dental providers to reexamine entrenched prescribing habits and thought patterns regarding the treatment of acute dental pain. It points to evidence suggesting that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are nonaddictive and usually more effective for managing many cases of acute dental pain. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Frontline Temporomandibular Joint/Orofacial Pain therapy for Every Dental Practice Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD; and Louis Malcmacher, DDS, MAGD
These authors explain how through didactic and hands-on training, dentists can gain a comprehensive understanding of how to conservatively treat TMDs and provide patients with frontline temporomandibular/orofacial pain therapy. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC