The ADA is offering two upcoming webinars, "Pain and Patient Expectations: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Best Practices" on July 17 and "Emergency Department Referral Model In Action: Addressing Dental Access, Opioid Prevention and Pain Management" on August 6.
Pain and Patient Expectations: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Best Practices
Wednesday, July 17
11 AM-12:15 PM PT
Although opioid pain medications are no longer considered first line treatment for acute dental pain in the United States, patients and dental providers may still have expectations surrounding their use. In this webinar, we will explore the state of the opioid overdose crisis in the U.S., evidence-based recommendations for prescribing opioids and how motivational interviewing can be used to educate patients, align expectations, and steer encounters towards best practices in order to provide safe and effective care.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) unit of CE credit.
Emergency Department Referral Model In Action: Addressing Dental Access, Opioid Prevention and Pain Management
Tuesday, August 6
10-11 AM PT
The high frequency of utilization of the hospital ED by patients seeking care for non-emergent dental conditions provided the impetus for Mercy Health, Ohio's largest healthcare provider, to develop strategic approaches to pain management and the opioid crisis by creating a definitive care concept, an evidence-based pain management curriculum, a substance abuse screening tool, and strategic utilization of the electronic medical record to track inappropriate prescribing profiles to alert and educate prescribers relative to best practices.
- Understand the development, operational approach and rationale for implementing the Definitive Care Concept
- Recognize evidence-based approaches to pain management including preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative approaches
- Recognize the benefits of creating tools to improve identification of at-risk patients, encourage early treatment referrals, establish acute withdrawal protocols and provide more efficient access to available PDMP databases
One hour of continuing education credit is available to all participants who remain connected for at least 45 minutes.