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The NIH Response to the Opioid Crisis from a Research Perspective [Webinar]

Title slide of powerpoint webinar presentation NIH Response to the Opioid Crisis from a Research Perspective

This on-demand webinar presents an overview of the opioid crisis, how addiction is a chronic brain disease, and how the National Institutes for Health (NIH) is addressing the issues through research. The discussion specifically recognizes challenges associated with dental procedure pain management in the context of the opioid crisis, addresses efforts of the HEAL Initiative and briefs the participants on the National Dental Practice-Based Network and ongoing/completed studies related to dental pain management/opioid prescribing studies.

Following this presentation, viewers will be able to:

  1. Understand how addiction is a chronic brain disease and how NIH is addressing the issues through research.
  2. Recognize and provide solutions to the challenges associated with dental procedure pain management in the context of the opioid crisis.
  3. Discuss the National Dental Practice-Based Network and their ongoing/completed studies related to dental pain management/opioid prescribing studies.

Speakers

  • Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E., Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., PhD, Director - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Brad Rindal, D.D.S., Senior research investigator and associate dental director for research, HealthPartners Dental Group

Please note: CE will not be provided for viewing the recording of this webinar. 

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