Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry
The judicious use of opioids is only one facet of an effective — and responsible — pain management regimen.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the risks of opioid prescribing, and the reasons opioid misuse is considered a public health emergency.
- List dental procedures that commonly result in opioid prescriptions, and alternative strategies for pain management.
- Describe at-risk groups and behaviors associated with opioid abuse and addiction.
This course was issued in the May 2018 issue and expires 5/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.