32nd Annual Charles A. Sweet, Sr. Pediatric Dentistry Memorial Lecture
Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Dentists are professionally and legally obligated to manage pain, and sometimes NSAIDs seem inadequate. Yet narcotics can begin to involve worrisome forces, such as drug-seeking behavior and the DEA.
In this course, you will learn the physiology and psychology underlying pain, which explains why people respond differently to infections, procedures and pain medications. Those underlying processes can be treated with steroids, NSAIDs, psychology, prevention and anesthesia. Dr. Young will discuss how to use each of those tools more effectively, and to possibly avoid narcotics. But when narcotics are needed, you will learn how they work, and how to use them strategically. Addiction, its effects, how to recognize it and prevent it and the laws will also be covered. Staff will also benefit from this course, in particular learning about controlled substances law and abuse prevention.
You Will Learn
- The many facets of pain that make it heterogeneous
- How to use better use non-narcotic tools to strategically treat each of those facets
- When needed, how to use narcotics in a way that is safe for you and your patients
- The road to and of addiction, and how to recognize it
Who Should Attend
This lecture is designed for dentists, allied dental professionals and staff, as well as any medical professionals who treat patients with pain.
This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.
Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, directs the Dugoni School of Dentistry’s orofacial pain curriculum and patient care, which involves TMD and neuropathic pain. He received an MSD in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is board certified with the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and has published several studies in peer-reviewed journals.
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$275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)
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