Romesh P. Nalliah, DDS, MHCM, is director for predoctoral clinical
education at the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Dentistry. He also practices general dentistry in Ann Arbor. Nalliah can be reached at: email@example.com.
Improving communication between providers, increasing use of alternative pain control mechanisms, and creating evidence-based prescribing guidelines will reduce the unintended distribution of prescription opioids.