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The Role of Dental Education in the Prevention of Opioid Prescription Drug Misuse

Format: PDF
Number of Pages: 4
Year published: 2018
Serial Number: 359
ISBN-13: N/A
Member/Non-Member Price: $/$


The impact of the opioid epidemic has been felt in communities in all 50 U.S. states. Curbing the epidemic’s exponential trajectory requires special attention from dental educators. Academic dental institutions are using a variety of methods to mitigate substance misuse, including curriculum and clinical protocol changes. Dental educators are key to teaching best practices in prescribing to the next generation of practicing dentists. This policy brief highlights strategies that demonstrate academic dentistry’s contributions to combating the opioid epidemic.

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