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Managing Acute Dental Pain, Responsible Opioid Prescribing, Medical Evaluation and Pharmacology for the Dental Office [SBRC]

June 9

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This course will fulfill the New Jersey Board of Dentistry requirements for Internal Medicine & Pharmacology, Opioids, as well as provide 3 hours toward the New DEA MATE eight-hour requirements. 

This presentation is designed for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants

This interactive and clinically oriented program will include protocols to evaluate and manage:

  • The opioid crisis as it relates to the dental practice,
  • The medically complex dental patient with pharmacological considerations of systemic and peri-operative medications, and
  • Select medical urgency and emergencies that can occur in the dental office.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Effective use of analgesics and antibiotics to improve treatment outcomes.
  • Dental management of the diabetic patient.
  • Management of patients taking anti-coagulant, anti-thrombotic, or anti-platelet agents.
  • Responsible opioid prescribing, and protocols for managing medical urgencies and emergencies in the dental office.

This course is designed to meet dental re-licensure requirements for:

  • Pain management and practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.
  • Medical evaluation.
  • Pharmacology for the dental practice.

 At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Render dental treatment that is safe, effective, and pharmacologically integrated.
  • Effectively prescribe analgesics (including opioids) and antibiotics.
  • Manage the diabetic patient in the dental office.
  • Manage dental patients taking anti-coagulant, anti-thrombotic, or anti-platelet agents.
  • Understand the extent and nature of the opioid crisis.
  • Identify patients who may be seeking out your practice to satisfy their opioid addiction.
  • Learn what government regulatory agencies require clinicians to do when prescribing opioid medications.
  • Understand how to manage select medical urgencies and emergencies.

Presented by:

Dr. James Rutkowski is a Pharmacist, Dentist, and has a PhD in Pharmacology. He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Jim is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology, a Diplomate/Past-President of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) and Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He lectures nationally and internationally on medical evaluations, pharmacology, sedation techniques, bone grafting materials and techniques, plus methods for treating medically compromised dental patients. Dr. Rutkowski has been bestowed the Gershkoff-Goldberg Award for service to the field of Implant Dentistry and the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award for contributions to research in the field of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Rutkowski maintained a dental practice in Pittsburgh and Clarion, Pennsylvania with a concentration on bone grafting, dental implant placement, and treating apprehensive/medically compromised patients for 44 years.

Friday, June 9, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 7 credit hours
IN-PERSON at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$235 Dentists | $165 Auxiliaries/Residents
Code: 23D0219

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June 9


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