Successful Management of Acute Dental Pain

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CE Hours: 1.25

Description: This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies.  It will start with an overview of the opioid mis-use syndrome, its origins and strategies to mitigate its spread.  The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency.  Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth?  How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments?  How to combine common medications to improve analgesia?  This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

  • Describe risk factors and mitigation strategies for opioid mis-use syndrome
  • Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients
  • Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Surgery and Physiology at the University of Texas in San Antonio, maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and the AAE Louis I. Grossman Award. Ken has published more than 160 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

Ken M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.