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Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders Dental ECHO

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Pacific Daylight Time

Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.,

Sept. 9 & 30, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9, 2020.

Dentists and other dental professionals are cordially invited to participate in the Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders Dental ECHO program, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program.

This 6-session ECHO program will build the capacity of dentists and their teams to identify and manage patients with oral pain or substance use disorders in the dental setting. Topics may include:

  • Patient’s Perceptions of Dental Pain and the Need for Opioids

  • Identifying Patients with Substance Use Disorder

    • The PDMP: What Is It and How Does It Work?

    • Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

  • Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Alternatives to Opioids

  • Dental Pain Management of Patients on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) (Buprenorphine and Methadone)

  • Naloxone: Should this Medication be in my Medical Emergency Kit?

  • Difficult Conversations with Patients

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost continuing dental education (CDE) credits*

  • The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team including general dentists, dental specialists, an addiction medicine physician, an emergency room physician, a social worker, a pharmacist, and peers

  • Share and learn with other dental professionals and a multidisciplinary team of specialists on how to:

    • Effectively and safely manage oral pain

    • Identify and manage patients who have substance use disorder

We will select community-based dentists, other oral health professionals, OHSU School of Dentistry faculty, OHSU dental preceptors, OHSU School of Dentistry residents, and other relevant health care professionals to participate based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution throughout the state, and ability to commit to attend the sessions. Community-based dentists and OHSU dental preceptors are encouraged to invite one other staff member such as a behavioral health specialist, dental assistant, or practice manager to participate in the sessions with them.

*Accreditation: OHSU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Credit: OHSU School of Dentistry designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits