Shifting Perspectives on Pain Management in Oral SurgeryPremiere Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
This activity offers CE credit for:%>
- Physicians (CME)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
- ABIM (MOC)
- Family Physicians (AAFP)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2020
|Mark S. Gold, MD
ASAM's Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize Winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
|A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD
Professor and S. Elmer Bear Chair
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
In a survey of 1,015,116 opioid naïve patients undergoing surgery, total duration of opioid use was the strongest predictor of misuse and the greatest risk for individuals in the 15-24 age group. Young people aged 15-24 often get their first exposure to opioids with dental surgery. In a survey of randomly selected oral surgeons conducted by Dr. Abubaker and colleagues, the average number of opioid tablets prescribed was 20, with 22% prescribing more than 20 tablets, and 11% prescribing more than 30 tablets. These risk factors, combined with the current epidemic, have led many oral surgeons to believe that the old standards of depending on opioids as a first-line treatment should be a thing of the past. The number of opioid prescriptions written should decrease moving forward, as dental pain can often be managed without opioids. As Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Abubaker has led the implementation of new guidelines for prescribing after dental surgery procedures that minimize the use of opioids while meeting patients’ pain needs.
“Dentists play an important role in the opioid epidemic through overprescribing – usually with good intentions – but we need to accept accountability for our role in the problem,” stated Dr. Abubaker. “When managing dental pain, we must strike a balance between compassionate patient care by managing their pain and not suffering, and patient safety. It is a balance that is achievable.”
In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Dr. Abubaker share insights on alternative pain management strategies for oral pain with a focus on finding a balance between compassion for patient care and patient safety.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of minimizing opioid use in the management of dental pain.
- Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.
CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
USF Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dentists: USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education credits for Dentist licensees by the Florida Board of Dentistry. This activity has been reviewed and approved for up to .5 contact hour. Licensee numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates for Florida dentists.
Non-Florida participants are responsible for applying to their state licensing organization to convert their Florida Board of Dentistry certificate to meet state requirements.
AAFP Credit (Family Physicians):
This Enduring Material activity, Shifting Perspectives on Pain Management in Oral Surgery, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 03/01/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
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ABIM MOC Credit:
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians.
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Dr. Abubaker has no disclosures to report.
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