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Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Acute Dental Pain
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This course educates dental providers on the new evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the management of acute dental pain. The CPG was developed as part of the FDA funded research project titled, "Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Acute Dental Pain: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Using Data Analytics to Target An Implementation Strategy." The project is a collaboration between the ADA Science & Research Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Deborah Polk, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Paul A. Moore, DMD, PhD, MPH, Professor emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• State the benefits of NSAIDs over opioids
• List examples of recommendations from the clinical practice guideline for the management of acute dental pain
• Use communication skills with patients
• Incorporate patient responses into and develop a plan for a patient’s pain management
• Begin to incorporate the guideline into practice

This course is free and open to all
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

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Disclaimer: The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association

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