Update on Management of Dental Pain with Medicines

Overview

Maximising medication efficacy and minimizing risks for different people, with different co-morbidities and different types of pain

Managing pain is a daily duty for most dental professionals, with analgesic medications used frequently as an adjunct to dental interventions. Although ibuprofen, paracetamol and codeine are the most commonly utilised medicines, a range of other medicines are available. However it is not so clear how to choose between these medicines, their benefits and risks, when to use combinations or what precautions to heed regarding co-morbid conditions and interactions with concomitant medications. Other clinical issues include how to best manage acute pain in the very young, the very old, in pregnancy and breastfeeding. How to manage acute dental pain in patients who are already on medicines for chronic pain will also be discussed.


This seminar will cover all the issues of using medicines for pain management you wish they’d taught you at university. There will be ample time for discussion including case examples and challenges faced in clinical practice. 


Topics include

  • Current concepts in pain management
  • Simple analgesics – pros and cons, place in therapy
  • NSAIDs & COX-2 inhibitors – risks and benefits, place in therapy
  • Opiates- risks and benefits, place in tx, equianalgesic and ceiling doses, 
  • Tramadol and tapentadol- what are they, where do they fit in
  • Combination analgesia- paracetamol + ibuprofen and more!
  • Adjuvant medicines – pregabalin, clonidine, turmeric, valproate
  • Specific pain management issues in children, elderly, pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to

  • Understand current concepts in pain management and how they influence medication use
  • Know how to approach pharmacotherapy using WHO analgesic ladder and other pain management tools
  • Explain risks and benefits of commonly used medicines including NSAIDS, COX-2 inhibitors, and opiate analgesics. 
  • Consider safety issues associated with use of NSAIDs and opiates in pregnancy, lactation, children and elderly
  • Issues of hyperalgesia and catastrophisation and their relevance

Providers Terms

Payments

Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


GST

All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.


Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.


Cancellation of Hands on Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.


Cancellation of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.


Failure to Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.


Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

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Disclaimer

The information and opinions presented at the professional development programs described in our Program Guide or on the CPD website are those of the presenters. Presentation at a CPD program of clinical methods, materials, techniques, or approaches to business issues that arise in dental practice, do not constitute endorsement by the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Limited or ADA NSW Centre for Professional Dental Development Limited. By registering for a CPD professional development program, the delegate takes sole responsibility for the use of any information provided in the program. CPD reserve the right to alter the program details as circumstances require.


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What to bring

Generally, most clinical instruments and materials are supplied for hands-on courses held at the CTC. Please bring your own magnification loupes to clinical hands-on workshops.


Sponsorship

To keep course fees down, some materials and products used in workshops may be provided by dental suppliers. Representatives may be in attendance at these events.


Dietary requests

CPD will endeavour to accommodate special dietary requests, please request at the time of booking. In some cases, special dietary requests may incur an extra charge.


Transfers

In the situation whereby a transfer is permitted, a maximum of two (2) transfers can be made per registration. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). 


Course Notes

In the interest of environmental sustainability, CPD may replace printed course notes with an electronic copy which will be emailed to participants following the course. To ensure receipt of these notes, please advise CPD of your correct email address on your registration.


CPD hours/Certificates

Attendance certificates will be available to download via your online ‘MyCPD’ account on the CPD website 2 days after the course. Participants who cannot attend for the entire day/hours will have their certificate adjusted accordingly.

Tickets:
Dentists Member$453Select
Hygienists/Therapists Member$268Select
Dental Team Member$268Select
Non-Members$543Select
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs

When:

Fri, 29 May 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM

Duration:

1 Day

Format:

Lecture

Language:

English

Venue:

ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

Address:
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1 Atchison St, St Leonards,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Speaker(s):
Geraldine moses

Associate Professor Geraldine Moses

Geraldine Moses is a doctor of clinical pharmacy specialising in drug information. As well as providing a national drug information advisory service called “Pharma-Advice” for members of the Australian Dental Association, Geraldine also works part-time in the Academic Practice Unit of the Mater Public Hospital in Brisbane and is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland. She also consults to organisations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Commission for Safety in Quality in Health Care, the Queensland Office of Health Ombudsman and the New Zealand Dental Association. A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, Geraldine is well known amongst her profession and has received many awards including in 2002 she was named Australian Pharmacist of the Year. And in 2013 she received ADAQ’s Medal of Merit for services to the dental profession as a non-dentist.




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