Avoiding pain for clinician and patient

September 28, 2016

Date:

19 Jan 2017

Prof. Tara Renton

Poorly managed intra operative and postoperative pain is recognised as the most common cause for patient complaint and ensuing litigation. Due to poor education different strategies in the recognition and
prevention of neuropathic pain is not current in dental practice.

Avoiding pain for both clinician and patient. Surgery is now recognized as the main cause of chronic pain: How can we prevent this in dentistry?

Objectives

  1. To familiarise the delegate with up to date knowledge on pain classification and diagnostic features.
  2. To equip the delegate with strategies to identify neuropathic versus inflammatory pain to prevent ill-advised surgery.
  3. To provide the delegate with evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage neuropathic pain.
  4. To provide examples of poor and good practice for dental patients presenting with neuropathic pain.
  5. To provide advice around referral of such cases.

Professor Tara RentonPhD MDSc BDS FDS RCS FRACDS (OMS) FHEA

  • Professor of Oral Surgery Kings College London.
  • Hon Consultant Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust.
  • Hon Consultant Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust.
  • Lead Orofacial Pain Services.
  • Lead London South Oral Health CRN.
  • President British Association Oral Surgeons.
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