Learn Best Practices for Managing Pain without Opioids

Patients perceive oral pain as some of the most intense pain there is, leaving dentists looking to practice responsible prescribing of opioids in a difficult bind.

A new collaborative learning program using the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model is designed to help dentists tackle that challenge. The Responsible Opioids Prescribing in Dentistry program from the Oregon ECHO Network is a six-session program that includes didactic on topics ranging from opioid alternatives to identifying patients with substance use disorder (SUD) to managing dental pain for people on medication assisted treatment for SUD.

This 6-session ECHO program takes place on the first and third Thursdays of the month, 12:30-1:30 p.m., starting September 19. It is delivered via videoconference—join from your own office.

The Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry ECHO is offered at no cost to you. Participants will earn continuing dental education credits based on attendance and participation. For more information or to sign up, go to Oregon ECHO Network Programs page.

New to ECHO? The Oregon ECHO Network enhances the ability of Oregon clinicians and their teams to treat chronic and complex illnesses in their hometown clinic and increases patient access to care.  Developed at the University of New Mexico, Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) uses video conferencing technology to link healthcare professionals to specialist faculty for interactive learning sessions that include a brief didactic as well as a case or practice situation presentation.

To learn more, go to www.oregonechonetwork.org or email oen@ohsu.edu.

Oregon ECHO Network