Course Details
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Kimberly Harms, DDS
Fee: DDS $149; Staff $79
Seating Limit: 100
AGD Code: 130

Dr. Kim Harms offers a unique perspective on this issue. She is not only a dentist familiar with treating patients in pain, but also a patient who has suffered neck and back injuries resulting in nerve damage to her drilling fingers. A graduate of the Mayo Clinic’s elite Pain Rehab Program, Dr. Harms shares techniques for self-managing pain, including learning which aspects of pain and life can be controlled. She will also address the current recommendations concerning the use of opioids for dental pain. Learn the causes, costs, and effective treatments for pain. Explore side effects such as depression, anxiety, and stress as well as complementary and alternative medical options. With the ever-increasing focus on the use of opioids in the dental practice, and the current epidemic of opioid abuse, this information is essential for every dental professional.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the difference between acute and chronic pain, and how to effectively manage both.
  • Review the numerous long- and short-term treatments for chronic pain.
  • Explore the various causes and effects of opioid abuse and its long-term consequences.

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, and assistants.

This course counts toward the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s pain management requirement.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

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