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Open for Healthcare Professionals

We offer evidence-based best practices and the latest research in an effort to support healthcare professionals and change the trajectory of the opioid epidemic. On this site, you’ll find up-to-date resources for:

Our Evidence

Our team conducts research on numerous aspects of opioid prescribing and pain management. Take a look at our published research.

Our Evidence

See the latest information for healthcare professionals:

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.

Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

This Guide is a compilation of resources to support evidence-based acute care opioid prescribing.

Managing Your Pain After Surgery (Adults)

Learn more about how to successfully manage your pain after surgery using over-the-counter (OTC) medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin), non-medication options and using opioids if prescribed by your surgeon.

Over-the-Counter Quick Reference – Dental

A condensed two-pager on using acetaminophen and NSAIDs for postoperative pain management.

Acute Care Opioid Treatment and Prescribing Recommendations: Dental

Prescribing recommendations from the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission (PDOAC) for dentists. These step-by-step recommendations will assist surgeons prepare for appointments, suggest alternative acute pain therapies for patients, and provide post-procedural guidelines to treat acute pain.

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers

This free course will empower non-prescribing providers and other learners in directly impacting the opioid epidemic through increased knowledge and tools to transform practice and policies.

4 Reasons Why (Dental) – Brochure

This brochure, created for dental providers, uses recently published data to compel prescribers to change their opioid prescribing practice.