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The Role of Oral Health Professionals in the Opioid Epidemic

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Clinicians need to understand the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and engage in efforts to curtail it.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the etiology of the opioid epidemic in the United States.
  2. List the oral and systemic complications of opioid abuse.
  3. Discuss the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and guidelines for prescribing opioids.
  4. Explain analgesic prescribing recommendations for acute post-operative dental pain.

This course was published in the February 2018 issue and expires February 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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