Pain and Patient Expectations: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Best Practices
July 17, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CST
Although opioid pain medications are no longer considered first line treatment for acute dental pain in the United States, patients and dental providers may still have expectations surrounding their prescription. In this webinar, we will explore evidence-based recommendations for prescribing opioids and how motivational interviewing can be used to educate patients, align expectations, and steer encounters towards best practices in order to provide safe and effective care.
Sharon Tsay, MD
Dr. Sharon Tsay is a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She joined CDC in 2016 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Mycotic Diseases Branch. In 2019, she joined the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention working on the Opioid Overdose Health Systems Team. In this role, she works on implementing and evaluating efforts around safe opioid prescribing in health care systems, as well as linkage to treatment for opioid use disorder.
Brett Kessler, DDS
Dr. Brett Kessler has been practicing esthetic, functional and reconstructive dentistry since 1995. Dr. Kessler is a past president of the Colorado Dental Association. He also serves as the chairman of the Well Being Committee for the State of Colorado and is member of the American Dental Association Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee. Brett currently serves as Vice-Chair on ADA’s Council on Dental Benefit Plans. Brett was selected by the 14th ADA District as its representative to the ADA’s Board of Trustees, which he will initiate in September 2019.