Balancing Our Compassion for Patients with Social Responsibility
Dental pain, both acute and chronic, is and should be considered a serious problem. While American society’s “war on opioids” has focused primarily on physicians, data indicate that dentists are also frequent prescribers. Michael E. Schatman, Ph.D., CPE, presented a webinar that focused on strategies for dentists to allow them to prescribe, when necessary, in a safe manner – i.e. one that provides their patients with adequate and appropriate analgesia while simultaneously safeguarding against misuse, abuse, overdose, and diversion.
The webinar is available to all ADA members.
Through this presentation, you will:
- Identify the moral imperative of opioid prescription in dental practice.
- Recognize the risks to patients, dentists and society associated with opioid prescribing.
- Formulate a rational and practical plan for improving risk mitigation within your dental practice.