This analysis of research into opioid prescribing in dentistry leads to evidence-based recommendations for reducing or eliminating opioid use in dental pain management.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss recent trends in opioid prescribing for oral health conditions, and various factors that may lead to opioid scripts.
- Explain some of the measures being taken to limit or reduce opioid prescriptions in dentistry.
- Describe alternative strategies for dental pain management that reduce or eliminate the need for opioid prescriptions.
This course was issued in April 2021 and expires April 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.