Dental Patient Communication and Education

Victoria Louie, DDS and Amy Wood

August 2023 Course
Expires: Monday, August 31st, 2026

Web Only


The Patient Communication and Education course is designed to equip dentists with effective communication strategies for discussing pain management and opioid prescriptions with their patients. This session will cover key topics such as setting realistic patient expectations regarding pain control, addressing patient concerns, fears and misconceptions about opioids and providing patient education materials and resources. By the end of this course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to engage in open and productive conversations with patients about pain management, promote informed decision making and provide comprehensive patient education to enhance treatment outcomes.

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COST: $149.00
SOURCE: CDEWorld | August 2023

Learning Objectives:

  • Employ effective communication strategies when discussing pain management and opioid prescriptions with patients.
  • Set realistic expectations regarding pain control and treatment outcomes.
  • Address patient concerns, fears and misconceptions about opioids.
  • Provide patient education materials and resources to enhance understanding and promote informed decision making.

Author Qualifications:

Victoria Louie, DDS maintains a private practice alongside her father in Fremont, CA. She earned her degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Amy Wood is a best selling author, speaker, consultant, and coach. She has a background in Healthcare Information Technology.


The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this work.

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