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What You Need to Know Now About Pain Management As the Opioid Overdose Crisis Evolves [Webinar]

What You Need to Know Now About Pain Management As the Opioid Overdose Crisis Evolves Webinar

The opioid overdose epidemic continues, evolving and presenting ongoing challenges to practicing clinicians in today’s environment. During this recorded on-demand webinar from October 1, 2020, learn what is new and changing and how it applies to your clinical practice: dosing for over-the-counter combinations of ibuprofen and acetaminophen, how to achieve meaningful pain relief for your patients, and emerging information on the genetics of pain. This on-demand webinar will inform dentists and suggest how they can effectively stay current in managing their patients’ pain. 

Upon completion of the webinar participants will:

  • Recognize the therapeutic advantages, increased risks and appropriate dosing for combinations of an NSAID and acetaminophen for the management of acute dental pain. 
  • Practice the prevention and management of acute pain with minimal use of opioid-containing analgesics. 
  • Differentiate meaningful pain relief from the patient’s perspective from the risks of exposure to opioids that may precipitate substance misuse in vulnerable individuals.

Please note: a Certificate of Completion can be claimed by participants of this archived webinar, available through our partnership with the Providers Clinical Support System – please go to the event page on


About the presenter

Raymond Dionne, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Dionne is a dentist and clinical pharmacologist who conducted clinical pain research at the NIH for over 25 years and, in parallel, practiced general dentistry part-time in the District of Columbia. He is currently a Professor of Cell Biology at the Center for Quantitative Medicine with the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut.