While often underestimated, dental hygienists can make a significant impact on risk assessment for opioid misuse.
AGD Subject Code: 130
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the status of the opioid crisis.
- Identify the role dental hygienists may play in helping to curb the prescription opioid crisis.
- Discuss the components of effective risk assessment for substance abuse disorder.
This course was issued in January 2023 and expires January 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.