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Safe Use Storage and Disposal of Medicines [Webinar]

Dentist discussing medication with patient

“How to Discuss Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Medicines, including Opioids with Your Dental Patients” discussed the many reasons why it is important for dentists to have a conversation with their patients about the medicines, both prescription and non-prescription they are prescribing following a dental visit or surgery, as all medicines have the potential to be misused by the patient of possibly later by another family member or visitor in the home. The webinar, given by Deborah Davidson, senior director at the National Council on Patient Information and Education, also provided tips on how to make sure patients understand the benefits and potential risks of the medicines they are prescribed as well as tips and tools for proper storage and safe disposal of unused medicines. The full webinar recording is available below for members.

Please note: CE credit for viewing the recording of this webinar is only available through our participation in the Providers Clinical Support System – please go to