Debbie Dowell, MD, MPH | Senior Medical Advisor/Chief Medical Officer for the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDR in the US Public Health Service, and was the lead author of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Paul A. Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH | Member of the Council on Scientific Affairs and Director of the Oral Health Science Institute, Director of Research, Director of Graduate Education, and Chair of the Department of Dental Anesthesiology for the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Registration link and PPT slides coming soon!
About the webinar: This webinar will offer a speaker from the US Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. During this webinar, participants will hear an overview of the CDC’s treatment for chronic pain recommendations and how those recommendations can be applied to management of acute pain. Participants will learn when and how opioids should be initiated for pain, how to assess risk and address harms of opioid use, when and how opioids should be discontinued, and how non-opioid strategies can be employed in dental practices that can improve the efficacy of acute postoperative pain management. Alternative strategies may decrease the reliance on prescription opioid pain relievers following dental surgery.
- Describe the epidemiology and public health burden of the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States.
- Discuss CDC and ADA guidance for safer prescribing of opioids.
- Describe available clinical tools to aid in safer prescribing of opioids.