Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Kentucky launches opioid prescription reduction project
The University of Kentucky in Lexington has launched a project to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions given to young people.
April 26, 2023
N.C. updates opioid action plan to prevent misuse
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updated the North Carolina Dental Opioid Action Plan to help dentists prevent the misuse of opioids. The updated plan provides clear steps for dentists, staff members, patients, families, and communities to address the opioid epidemic.
November 28, 2022
Regional anesthesia cuts opioid use in oral reconstructions
Supplemental regional anesthesia may reduce opioid use in patients following microvascular free flap reconstruction of the oral cavity, according to a study published in the
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
November 14, 2022
Oral surgeons change opioid-prescribing habits
Though U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgeons decreased overall opioid prescribing by 20% between 2016 and 2019, they wrote more prescriptions for codeine and tramadol, according to a brief communication published on October 9 in the
Journal of Public Health Dentistry
October 10, 2022
10 reasons why dentists do -- and don't -- prescribe opioids
From witnessing a family member struggle with substance abuse to performing a procedure on a Friday, dentists have a variety of personal and professional reasons for their opioid prescription habits. A study in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
highlighted 10 major factors that influence dentists' prescription decisions.
August 9, 2022
Most ED visits for toothaches result in antibiotics
Most adults and children who visit the emergency department (ED) for toothaches leave with prescriptions for antibiotics, according to a retrospective study published July 6 in the
American Journal of Emergency Medicine
July 7, 2022
3 factors that influence dentist opioid prescriptions
A prescription for antibiotics, the use of sedation, and even whether a dental student was involved in the procedure are just some of the factors that influence whether a prescription for opioids was given after a tooth extraction, reports a study published on June 9 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association.
June 22, 2022
Tramadol-dexketoprofen combo effective for 3rd-molar extraction
A combination of the opioid class drug tramadol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) dexketoprofen proved more effective than ibuprofen alone for managing pain after third-molar extraction, according to a report published in the
Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice.
March 28, 2022
Anesthesia & Pain Management Insider: Tramadol-dexketoprofen combo effective for 3rd-molar extraction
March 23, 2022
NIDCR unveils FOA for dental role in preventing opioid drug misuse
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) recently unveiled a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will support interventions and programs to prevent, reduce, or manage opioid drug misuse.
March 3, 2022
Mouse study findings could lead to safer pain meds
A team of neurobiologists discovered a brain circuit in mice that underlies the connection between pain, anxiety, and breathing. If similar neurons are found in humans, it could pave the way for safer pain-relieving medications -- and potentially reduce opioid overdose deaths.
February 7, 2022
Dental Dose: TikTok trend with serious side effects
In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, talks about a viral TikTok trend that led teenagers to take high doses of common over-the-counter medications.
January 13, 2022
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