Opioid Misuse Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction (Teenager)

Developed by

Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CPE
Julie Childers, MD, MS
Richard E. Bauer, III, DMD, MD
Paul Moore DMD, PhD, MPH
Michael Zemaitis, RPh, PhD
Zsuzsa Horváth, PhD: CoEPE Director
Debra Weiner, MD: CoEPE Director
Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS): CoEPE Co-Director
Media production: Michael Dziabiak, MLIS


This e-learning case-based interactive module was developed to teach students about the need for clinical assessment of acute pain and signs of suspected opioid abuse.  Additional emphasis is placed on the need for reliable and effective interprofessional communication, especially when faced with the operational barriers posed by a segmented healthcare system.  The module was developed by a team of nine experts in education, information technology, pharmacy, pain management, oral surgery, public health, and palliative medicine.
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Please contact Dr. Zsuzsa Horváth (zshst2@pitt.edu) or Denise Deverts (dlj43@pitt.edu) if you would like to review the Opioid Misuse Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction (Teenager) module and/or are planning on using any of the cases in your course.