Dental Pain Relief in the Age of ALTOMay, Erica DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C; Wilbeck, Jennifer DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANPSection Editor(s): Wilbeck, Jennifer DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP; Column Editor Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: July/September 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 3 - p 229–233 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000260 PROCEDURAL COLUMN Buy CE Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics The opioid public health crisis necessitates that health care providers seek alternatives to opioid pain control. For patients presenting with dental pain, a dental nerve block provides effective, long-lasting pain relief without the use of opioid pain medications. This article presents the techniques required to safely and effectively administer 3 types of dental nerve blocks, allowing the emergency nurse practitioner to provide effective pain control to patients with dental pain. School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (Dr Wilbeck). Dr May is Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Smyrna, Tennessee. Corresponding Author: Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, 461 21st Ave South, Nashville, TN 37240 (email@example.com). Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Copyright © Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.