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Dear Telligen partners: We wanted to let you know about some important news that will affect the quality improvement support that Telligen provides to your organization as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). As you may know, Telligen has been preparing for a new project cycle to continue to serve you as quality improvement …
The American Dental Association (ADA) website provides information for dental professionals and patients on the opioid crisis. It provides practical guides for safe prescribing, free online continuing education and tools for managing dental pain. Patients can learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using opioid pain medications, questions to ask the dentist and how to …
Find answers to frequently asked questions about prescribing opioids for dental pain, especially for patients who are at risk for drug overdose or addiction, on this American Dental Association webpage updated in November 2018.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers a wide selection of helpful tips and resources for dentists to stay up-to- date on opioid issues. This webpage reviewed in January 2019 includes the American Dental Association’s current opioid policy, tips on counseling patients on opioid use and access to state dental regulations.
Improving Opioid Prescribing: the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and Considerations for Dentistry
This 2017 webinar hosted by the American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on non-opioid strategies for pain management following dental surgery and how chronic pain recommendations can be applied to manage acute pain.
Association Between Long-term Opioid Use in Family Members and Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery Among Adolescents and Young Adults
Dentists should consider this risk factor for opioid dependence: Young adults undergoing surgical or dental procedures who have long-term opioid use in their families, according to this study published in the February 2019 issue of JAMA Surgery.
Training Experiences Regarding Pain Management, Addiction, and Drug Diversion of Dentists Enrolled the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Training on pain management, addiction, and drug diversion can have a positive impact on dentists’ opioid prescribing practices, according to this study published in the March 2019 issue of Substance Abuse Journal.
This study, published in the January/February 2019 issue of the Journal of Opioid Management, suggests that use of opioid pain relievers does not resolve underlying dental conditions and contributes to drug misuse and adverse interactions.
This study published in the April 2018 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) offers implications to help reduce the number of opioid prescriptions in dentistry, and reports on opioid prescription rates, dosages, types of opioids prescribed and types of dental visits in which dentists prescribed opioids.
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