Dental Briefcase Activities

Sep
15

Rethinking Standing Orders for Opioids to Manage Pain in Adolescents and Young Adults Requiring Third Molar Extraction

It has long been a habit of dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons to prescribe narcotics following surgeries such as third molar extraction, with many prescribing as many as 20-30 tablets.A recent study of 105 patients who underwent third molar extraction saw 8 surgeons prescribing 1,773 opioid units, with only 38.4% of those units being […]

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By Simone Kahmeyer |
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Jul
31

Opioid Red Flags: Examining the Options and Taking the Next Steps

The final episode of this CME Outfitters Briefcase series focuses on identifying the red flags of OUD and best options for taking the next steps to engage patients and develop appropriate treatment strategies.

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Jul
31

Are You Seeing the Big Picture?: A Multimodal Approach to the Management of Pain

Part two of this CME Outfitters BriefCase series revisits the patient case from part one, with a focus on how best to handle prescribing, patient education, and shared decision-making via telehealth appointments.

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Jul
31

Conducting an ePain Assessment: Asking the Right Questions, Using the Best Tools

Case-based learning is helpful in illustrating not just strategies for managing challenging patients, but also in sharing experiences and insights on maintaining quality care when facing changes in clinical workflow. To help clinicians adapt to virtual appointments, part one of this CME Outfitters BriefCase series features expert faculty presenting a case vignette that demonstrates tips […]

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By Simone Kahmeyer |
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