Opioid Prescribing – Spokane County Dentists
ADA: January 23, 2013 3:00 - 4:00pm ET
Speaker: Amy Riffe, MA, MPH
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Webinar Description: Opioid medication is useful in treating pain, but this medication has the potential for misuse or abuse. Information was collected from dentists in Spokane County about their prescribing practices around opioid medication. Ninety-three percent of dentists prescribed opioid medication in the last year. The most preferred opioid prescribed was hydrocodone/APAP (i.e. Lortab, Vicodin). A factsheet with findings from the survey was developed for education of and discussion within the dental community. Possible ways to minimize drug diversion are using the Prescription Monitoring Program, having specific office policies around opioid prescribing, and having good communication within the profession.
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