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This thematic CDEWorld eBook provides two continuing education (CE) articles on endodontics. The first article is on managing endodontic pain, with an emphasis on nonopioid pain management strategies. The second article discusses pulpal diagnosis and treatment, explaining how various commonly used dental pulp tests may lead to inaccurate diagnoses of conditions such as irreversible pulpitis. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!


CE 1: Managing Endodontic Pain: The Evidence Against Opioids
Brooke Blicher, DMD; and Rebekah Lucier Pryles, DMD
This article on managing endodontic pain emphasizes nonopioid pain management strategies. Primary treatment of the endodontic condition, local anesthesia, and oral analgesics, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen, are among the strategies discussed. The pathophysiology of odontogenic pain is also described.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Cost: $0
Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC

CE 2: Pulpal Diagnosis and Treatment
James Bahcall, DMD, MS; Qian Xie, DDS, PhD; Mark Baker, DDS; and Steve Weeks, DDS
This article explores the types of pulpal nerves and their function, discusses sensibility and vitality testing, presents the current pulpal diagnostic terminology, and proposes an updated system of pulpal diagnosis and treatment terminology.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Cost: $0
Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC

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