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Pain Management for the Dental Implant Patient

  • October 13, 2017, 4:30–5:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    1 Park Boulevard
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States
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CEs: 1

James R. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD, FAAID, DABOI

• Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
• Diplomate, American Board of Oral
Implantology/Implant Dentistry
• Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Oral Implantology
• Private practice, dental implants, Clarion, Pennsylvania

This program will present a pharmacologically-based algorithm for effective post-operative pain management following dental implant surgeries. Pain management strategies will be based on the control of inflammation and include the use of glucocorticosteroids with various analgesic combinations. Newer analgesic dosage forms and drugcombinations will be discussed. Indications, contraindications, and efficacious doses for each medication will be presented.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand why inflammation is the primary cause of postoperative pain
2. Appreciate how an anti-inflammatory based post-operative pain algorithm will keep the implant patient comfortable
3. Determine when and at what doses to use glucocorticosteroids and various analgesics to control post-operative pain

AGD Subject Code: 340

Topics: Pain Management, TEAM, Rutkowski