Drug Management of Dental Pain

Presented by: Dr. Jasdev Bhalla

RCDSO Expiry Date: August 31, 2025

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 3, Category 1

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  • Dr Jasdev Bhalla

    Dr. Jasdev Bhalla BDS, MSc, FADSA

    Dr. Jasdev Bhalla is a highly qualified and experienced dental professional specializing in Dental Anesthesiology. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Dental Anesthesiology and holds the prestigious Diplomat status from the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology. In 2008, he became the first individual in Canada to achieve this certification from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Bhalla has a strong academic background and has made significant contributions to dental education. He served as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Dental Anesthesia. Prior to that, he held an Assistant Professorship at the same university, further showcasing his expertise and dedication to the field. At MM Family and Sleep Dentistry, Dr. Bhalla’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safe sedation of both children and adult patients. To provide the highest level of care, he has undergone additional training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for children and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for adults. These certifications demonstrate his commitment to maintaining the well-being of patients throughout the sedation process.

    Furthermore, Dr. Bhalla places great emphasis on continuous learning and professional development. He actively engages in lifelong study and continuing education to stay updated with the latest advancements in dental anesthesiology. His ongoing pursuit of knowledge aims to promote patient safety and maintain impeccable practice standards at MM Family and Sleep Dentistry. With his extensive qualifications, experience, and dedication to patient care, Dr. Jasdev Bhalla is an esteemed specialist in Dental Anesthesiology, striving to provide the highest quality dental services while ensuring the well-being and comfort of his patients.

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This course provides a focused exploration of the pharmaceutical interventions essential for effectively managing pain in dental practice.
Students will delve into the various analgesic agents, their mechanisms of action, and safe administration protocols. Emphasis is placed on understanding pain assessment, individualized treatment planning, and recognizing patient-specific considerations.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completing this course:

  • Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the pharmacological options and treatment strategies for effectively alleviating dental pain.
  • Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions regarding the selection, administration, and monitoring of pain relief medications in a dental context.
  • Participants will learn to recognize and address potential complications and contraindications, ensuring safe and patient-centered pain management within the dental practice.