Treating Anxiety & Pain in Dental Patients with CES and MET

  • Saturday 1/28/2023
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 676SL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom J
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Brian Earthman, MD is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, and has been in clinical practice since 2003. His experience includes treatment of psychiatric inpatients and outpatients, as well as the treatment of various addictions. After only a few years of clinical work, Dr. Earthman realized the limitations of medication and the difficulty patients had with their cost and side effects. He began utilizing a more comprehensive approach to treatment emphasizing exercise, counseling, and Alpha-Stim. With the addition of Alpha-Stim, Dr. Earthman is able to reduce and/or limit the need for medication in his patients. Dr. Earthman also served honorably for 12 years in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps; he has been on three combat zone deployments and has used Alpha-Stim successfully with soldiers in Iraq. Currently, he maintains an outpatient practice in Austin, Texas, and serves as Medical Director for EPI.

In this lecture you will explore how microcurrent, specifically cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) and microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) can safely and effectively manage anxiety and pain in your patients without the use of medications. CES is the application of microcurrent across the head and is FDA cleared for anxiety, insomnia, and depression. MET is the application of the same technology the head or body for the treatment of pain. CES and MET have been shown to be very effective in managing both the anxiety and pain in dental patients. Attendees will learn how this technology works with the nervous system to reduce anxiety and pain, as well as learn the practical protocols in using the primary device in this field with their patients. Hands on demonstrations will be provided in addition to the presentation.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Explain the mechanism of action for CES and MET treatments
  • Describe the effectiveness of CES and MET treatments for anxiety and pain
  • Summarize the results of clinical studies using CES with dental patients
  • Discuss the safety of CES and MET in treating anxiety and pain
  • Successfully utilize CES to treat anxiety
  • Demonstrate proper protocols for using MET to treat pain
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Technician
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.