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Overview and History of WDPP

Developed in 2015, the WDPP is a systemic approach to treating dental pain and infection in emergency settings. Please review the below materials to learn more. 

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This PowerPoint presentation provides a brief background on the history, components and impacts of the WDPP.


The Cochrane Review is a meta-analysis of all peer reviewed research on the opioid and non-opioid pain control for dental pain. The review determines that the best dental pain control is 400 mg ibuprofen and 1000 mg acetaminophen.


This webinar by Dr. Joe Best provides the definitive review of the best practice for treating dental pain and infection in emergency settings. The webinar provides guidance on opioid and non-opioid pain control, infection control, and local anesthetic technique and options.


See training letter for more detailed information on webinar including key timestamps.

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