Pain & anaesthesia

Patient Representative Needed for Guideline Panel on the Use of Pharmacological Interventions for the Management of Acute Dental Pain

Skills: Consumer Input
Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Acute Dental Pain
The American Dental Association Science and Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh are establishing a Guideline Panel for the 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Acute Dental Pain. This collaboration is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

We would like to invite a patient representative to serve on this guideline panel to provide us with guidance from the patient perspective. The ideal applicant will have lived experience with acute dental pain (e.g., toothache, pain after wisdom teeth extraction) or have been a caregiver of a person who has experienced acute dental pain. The applicant should feel comfortable discussing these experiences with the guideline panel as well as advocating for the patient perspective.

Time commitments include: 
  • Responding to emailed questions/requests within 24-48 hours
  • 1 to 2 monthly hour long online conference meetings
  • 6 additional online conference meetings during the summer of 2021 for training and drafting/formulating guideline recommendations
  • Post meeting work includes reviewing manuscripts and comments
  • Tentative end date for serving on panel- Fall 2021

Due to the time sensitive nature of the guideline development process, please reply to this task posting by Friday, March 26 and if possible, provide a brief description of your experience with acute dental pain (your own lived experience or as a caregiver of someone with acute dental pain). Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Ideal Applicant

The ideal applicant will have lived experience with acute dental pain (e.g., toothache, pain after wisdom teeth extraction) or have been a caregiver of a person who has experienced acute dental pain. Additional qualifications include:

1) Over the age of 18
2) Lives in the United States (given that the guideline is focusing on the US)
3) Minimum of high school diploma or GED
4) Good communication skills
5) Open to learn guideline development and how to use evidence to inform recommendations
6) Comfortable talking in front of a large group (20-30 people via online meetings)
7) Comfortable sharing their lived experience with acute dental pain and associated consequences/outcomes
8) Will defend and advocate for the patient perspective and values
9) Experience with guidelines a plus, but not required
10) Will need to complete Non-Disclosure Agreement, Conflict of Interest and Copyright forms

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