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Pain Management in Dentistry - Module 3

Activity: Pain Management in Dentistry
June 15, 2022: 12:00 AM - May 31, 2025: 11:45 PM

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00


Educational Team and Disclosures

Educational Planner - Chad M Brummett, MD

Co-Planners - Mark C Bicket, MD,PhD; Romesh P Nalliah, DDS; Michael A Smith, PharmD; Jennifer E F Waljee, MD

Presenters - Chad M Brummett, MD; Romesh P Nalliah, DDS; Michael A Smith, PharmD

Activity Coordinators - Emily McKanna; Elizabeth Seese, MS, CCRC

Disclosures: There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Objectives

Module 3

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will:

  • Determine the appropriate use of acetaminophen (APAP) when treating pain.
  • Determine the appropriate use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) when treating pain.
  • Design an appropriate pain management strategy using over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for Other Healthcare Professionals, Physicians in the fields of Surgery. 

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Open. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Dental Association

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry 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 course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

The University of Michigan designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition and ADA.org/CERP. 

Additional Info

Bibliographic Resources

  1. Harbaugh CM, Nalliah RP, Hu HM, Englesbe MJ, Waljee JF, Brummett CM. Persistent Opioid Use After Wisdom Tooth Extraction. JAMA. 2018;320(5):504–506. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.9023
  2. Suda KJ, Durkin MJ, Calip GS, et al. Comparison of Opioid Prescribing by Dentists in the United States and England. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(5):e194303. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.4303
  3. Larach, D. B., Waljee, J. F., Hu, H. M., Lee, J. S., Nalliah, R., Englesbe, M. J., & Brummett, C. M. (2020). Patterns of Initial Opioid Prescribing to Opioid-Naive Patients. Annals of surgery, 271(2), 290–295. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002969
  4. Moore PA, Ziegler KM, Lipman RD, Aminoshariae A, Carrasco-Labra A, Mariotti A. Benefits and harms associated with analgesic medications used in the management of acute dental pain. An overview of systemic reviews. JADA. 2018; 149(4), 256-265. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2018.02.012

Some Content Eligible For:

Pain and Symptom Management
Pain Management in Dentistry