Appropriate Analgesic Prescribing for the General Dentist

Mastering Adult Minimal Oral Sedation
Series View Cost: $336
Course Count: 10
Series Credit Cost: Included
Total Credits: 19.5
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Dr. Mark Donaldson, Appropriate Analgesic Prescribing for the General Dentist
Speaker: Dr. Mark Donaldson
Category: Anesthesia
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
Wouldn’t it be great to be known as the dentist who offers excellent pain-free, post-operative care without the use of narcotics? Wouldn’t you like to be more confident in all of your prescription wr...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 12/2/2020
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
  •  This course is not included in the annual CE subscription
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 340.

The fee to view the entire series is $336. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.

Synopsis:
In 2010, enough opioids were sold to medicate each American adult at a dose of 5mg of hydrocodone every four hours for one month. In 2011, the number of overdose deaths from painkillers more than tripled over a decade - a trend that a U.S. health official called an epidemic. By 2012 the National Center for Health Statistics reported that, “prescription painkillers have now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.” You do not want to be part of this problem.

Remember the Spiderman Principle that, “with great power there must also come – great responsibility.” Since pain secondary to dentistry is due to inflammation, and narcotics are not anti-inflammatory agents, opioid-containing analgesic agents should not be part of your routine armamentarium in managing postoperative dental pain. To this end, statewide electronic databases known as Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs track all controlled substance prescriptions and in many cases now require consultation by dental prescribers if an opioid containing analgesic is to be initiated on a patient.

This may be the most important continuing education program you attend. By committing 45 minutes of your time to become a better prescriber, you will learn the ideal analgesic recipe to manage (almost) all of your patient’s pain: first time, every time. More importantly, this evidence-based, guideline-driven program will give you actionable material to begin implementing immediately. Given the renewed focus on the war on licit drugs, you do not want to become the target of any investigation into misprescribing and you certainly do not want to add to the current problem of opioid access and abuse. Learn how to match the right drug at the right dose for the right patient now– because it is the right thing to do.


Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to dentistry
  • Understand the ideal analgesic recipe to manage (almost) all of your patient’s pain – first time, every time
  • Explain why narcotic-containing analgesics should not be routinely prescribed for post-operative dental pain
  • Describe the mechanism of action of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Discuss the importance of consulting one’s state Prescription Drug Therapy Monitoring Program
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Mark Donaldson received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Washington. He completed a residency at Vancouver General Hospital, and has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist, clinical coordinator and director of pharmacy services at many healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United States. He is currently the Associate Principal of Clinical Pharmacy for Vizient’s Advisory Solutions, and lives in Whitefish, Montana.

Dr. Donaldson is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and affiliate faculty in the School of Dentistry at UBC. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. He has spent the last 22 years focusing on dental pharmacology and dental therapeutics, and is a leader in the field.

Dr. Donaldson has published numerous peer-reviewed works and textbook chapters. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal Healthcare Executive and the Journal of the American Dental Association and is a reviewer for over ten other different journals. He is board certified in healthcare management and is the Past-President and current Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. Dr. Donaldson was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia for the state of Montana and is the 2016 recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This award is conferred by the Academy of General Dentistry upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the medical, dental and pharmacy literature. This year, Dr. Donaldson was conferred by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) in Ottawa with the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award for 2019.” This award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to Canadian dentistry and/or to the profession as a whole.


Disclosure:
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: School of Dentistry at the OHSU, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, University of Montana.

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Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at https://ccepr.ada.org. For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at nareg@farranmedia.com.
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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