Pain Management: Acute pain isn’t all that cute!

This hands-on course is designed for Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.

Course overview

Pain control is central to enabling clinicians to provide dental treatment and to reduce the suffering of patients. During the last century, there has been a tremendous increase in our understanding of pain and how it’s mediated.

This has progressively led to the availability of a broader range of techniques and drugs to minimise or eliminate pain. This course examines these different techniques and drugs.


learning objectives

  1. Understand how pain is transmitted throughout the body 
  2. Understand how the different classes of analgesics work
  3. Understand how to prescribe analgesics appropriately
  4. Understand the pharmacology of local anaesthetics 

presenter BIOGRAPHY

Dr Steven Parker

Dr Steve Parker completed his Dental degree (with honours) at the University of Queensland in 1985. He has since completed postgraduate diplomas in both oral surgery (Otago University 1997) and sedation and pain control (University of Sydney 2000). Steven operates a referral based oral surgical practice in North West Sydney where he provides treatment under General Anaesthesia, Intra-venous sedation, Inhalation sedation and Local Anaesthesia. He also provides IV sedation services to Dental Practices for nervous and phobic patients. Steven has been involved in post-graduate training and continuing education for over a decade and has lectured widely throughout Australia and overseas. He also gives practical courses on Advanced Local Anaesthesia and Everyday Oral Surgery for General Practitioners.

Event Pricing

ADA Member - $330
ADAQ Member Clinical Team - $330
1st and 2nd Year Graduate ADA Member - $280
Non-Member - $420
Non-Member Clinical Team - $420

*Clinical Team includes Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.


3 Scientific hours

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11/5/2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mercure Townsville 166-194 Woolcock Street Townsville, QLD 4812 AUSTRALIA

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