4 Ways Dentist Can Help With the Opioid Crisis

With the current opioid crisis in America, your dental practice may struggle with prescribing the right dosage of medications for your patients.

In an article from Multibriefs, author Scott Murray writes, “The national opioid crisis and the shocking death toll that comes with it has a lot of people scrambling to determine the best way to deal with the issue. This is especially true for people in medical professions who have to decide when to prescribe medications and determine the dosage”.

In the article, Murray discusses:

  • Ibuprofen and naproxen for molar extraction
  • Examination before extension
  • Opioid offerings in and out of your office
  • Offer risk-factor screenings

Murray continues, “A big key is to have more dentists and healthcare professionals band together to force change. Sharing his research and other important information can help advance a better approach to opioids and prescriptions”. What steps is your practice taking to resolve the opioid crisis?

To read more, see the full article from Scott Murray in Multibriefs.

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