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April 29, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePain managementPractice management

The Silent Pandemic: Dentistry in the Time of Opioids

by Dr. Michelle Budd, Patient Safety Consultant; Julian Perez, Senior Vice-President of Legal and Risk

On a Friday afternoon, a dentist’s mind raced. Her patient was asking for a fifth refill of Percocet. The dentist was positive that the pain from a third molar extraction had passed and feared the patient had a substance dependence

June 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Inappropriate Pain Management After Surgery a Major Cause of Opioid Crisis

by University of Dundee

Targets to eliminate pain after surgery are a major cause of the opioid crisis in several countries, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Lesley Colvin of the University of Dundee. Published in The Lancet, the report brings together global

November 24, 2019 News News

Tylenol And Ibuprofen Get Priority In Pittsburgh Dental School’s New Pain Relief Guidelines

by Post-Gazette

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine has started to use new opioid-free pain management guidelines in most outpatient procedures done in its clinics, in what may be a first in schools across the nation. For decades, doctors have

October 29, 2019 News News

A New System To Measure Pain More Accurately Could Help Fight The Opioid Addiction Crisis

by Roberto Molar Candanosa, Northeastern University

Struggling to assess pain based on a zero-to-ten scale is not an uncommon issue when doctors treat patients, especially because the concept of how painful something is can vary from person to person. It’s difficult to put a number on

October 13, 2019 News News

Dentists Closely Watching Pain Management Study

by News 3 Las Vegas

The National Institute of Health is putting its money where its mouth is in the opioid crisis by shelling out nearly $12 million for a long-term study to determine if non-addictive pain medication like acetaminophen and ibuprofen are as effective