Presenter: Thomas Viola, R.Ph., CCP
Management of post-therapeutic dental pain is accomplished with the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Since the treatment of such pain usually occurs outside the dental office and relies heavily on individual factors, it is essential to assess the efficacy of analgesics and monitor for their appropriate use. This course will provide attendees with an overview of the basic pharmacology of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Special emphasis will be given to appropriate prescribing practices for practical application in everyday clinical situations (including MA BORID regulations).