Controlled Substance Risk Mitigation Education Module: 'Managing Acute Dental Pain: Principles for Rational Prescribing & Alternatives to Opioid Therapy' with Dr. Malacarne (SELF-STUDY ONLINE)

This event is a Self-Study CE module. 


Originally presented during the Tufts Interprofessional Pain and Headache Rounds on 2/26/20 and was associated with a research study until 4/30/21.


Program Director and Speaker


Program Director


RONALD R. KULICH, Ph.D., Professor, Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Module Speaker

Dr. Alberto Malacarne, BDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the interview, physical examination, and other key assessments that are relevant to the safer management of acute dental pain.
  2. Recognize opioid pharmacology, drug interactions, and common adverse effects
  3. Recognize key concepts of 'rational prescribing,' including alternatives to opioids for management of acute pain and patient education regarding safe storage and disposal
  4. Recognize the risks associated with commonly used prescription and illicit substances including benzodiazepines/sedative-hypnotics, cannabis, alcohol, and other substances

CE Credits

Self Study: Credit Hours - 0.75



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Supported by


  • Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation
  • RIZE Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.



This is on ONLINE offering only.


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