Life is full of uncertainty, and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need to be adaptable both personally and professionally. We have definitely felt this as oral health professionals in both India and the United States, as well as…
Romesh P. Nalliah, DDS, MHCM
Romesh P. Nalliah, DDS, MHCM, is the associate dean for patient services at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and a consultant dentist with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network. He can be reached at [email protected].
Research into antibiotic scripts from dental providers shows declines in the rate of prescribing per patient encounter.
This analysis of research into opioid prescribing in dentistry leads to evidence-based recommendations for reducing or eliminating opioid use in dental pain management.
These strategies will help ensure that vulnerable children receive routine and preventive oral care in dental — rather than medical — settings.