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Pain Management in Dentistry CE Course

OPEN is excited to offer free online training for dental pain management and opioid prescribing. Three one-hour training modules are being offered that meet Michigan’s licensure requirement of board approved continuing education for pain and symptom management.









Enroll in this Course!

Module 1: The Role of Acute Care Prescribing in the Opioid Epidemic

1.00 continuing education credit

  • Reduce the number of opioid prescribed post-surgery in accordance with current guidelines.
  • Implement best practices to increase safe disposal of unused opioids by patients.

Module 2: The Role of Dentists in the Opioid Crisis

1.00 continuing education credit

  • Understand and identify how their own practice both contributes to and can reduce the challenge of opioid over prescription.
  • List alternative pain management strategies to reduce the use of opioids.
  • Reduce the use of opioids for pain management using best practice guidelines.

Module 3: Pain Management with Over-the-Counter (OTC) Analgesics

1.00 continuing education credit

  • Determine the appropriate use of acetaminophen (APAP) when treating pain.
  • Determine the appropriate use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) when treating pain.
  • Design an appropriate pain management strategy using over-the-counter (OTC) medications.


Accreditation and Credit Designation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Open. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Dental Association

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual course or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Michigan designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition and

Cite this work:
OPEN: Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network. (2022). Pain Management in Dentistry CE Flyer. Retrieved from