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Education is key for empowerment. We aim to provide patients and providers with resources to support informed decision making. OPEN offers a wide range of evidence-based materials that highlight the latest best practices for healthcare professionals, patients and their families from pain management to safe storage and disposal of medications.

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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.

Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

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

Acetaminophen and NSAIDs Reference Sheet – Dentistry

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 Evidence-based Reasons To Improve Opioid Prescribing Practices After Dental Surgery

This brochure, created for healthcare professionals, uses recently published data to compel prescribers to improve their opioid prescribing practices.

Managing Pain After Dental Surgery

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

Non-Medication Pain Management

Learn how to help manage or reduce your pain and anxiety through various techniques.