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Expires: Friday, March 31, 2023
By Adam Burr, DDS
Commercial Supporter: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry
In response to the opioid crisis facing America, this article is designed to help dental practitioners discover tools and resources available to promote alternative pain management techniques and develop a simple protocol to maximize safety when prescribing opioids. The discussion will also cover real-world solutions for promoting responsible pain management with patients.
Discuss the current opioid epidemic and how the dentist plays a role.
Analyze alternative pain management techniques and the steps to creating a prescription protocol that maximizes safety.
Describe tactical real-world solutions for promoting responsible pain management techniques.
About the Author
Adam Burr, DDS
Salt Lake City, Utah