Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Opioids: Page 3
Texting study shows 60% of opioids unused after procedures
A text message program showed that 60% of opioid tablets prescribed to patients for common procedures went unused in a study published on March 25 in
JAMA Network Open
March 25, 2021
What you need to know about cannabis
When it comes to cannabis in the dental office, there are more questions than answers. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, sat down with
to discuss what we know -- and don't know -- about the controversial green plant.
March 8, 2021
95% of opioid prescriptions are for 5 dental procedures
Dentists wrote about 2.7 million opioid prescriptions to patients during a five-year period, according to a study published on February 23 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
. About 95% of these prescriptions were written for five dental procedures.
March 4, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic spurs stress-related dental conditions
Dentists are seeing an increase in patients experiencing dental conditions associated with stress, such as teeth grinding, cracked teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms, according to new poll data released by the ADA on March 2.
March 4, 2021
State of U.S. oral health: 4 dental trends to watch
The U.S. spent $135 billion on dental services in 2018, according to a March 2 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the health status of the nation. The whopping sum was just one of several dental trends outlined in the report.
March 1, 2021
NYU receives $2.9M for oral cancer pain research
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry a five-year, $2.9 million grant to investigate oral cancer pain treatment.
January 31, 2021
Top 5 stories of 2020 on anesthesia and pain management
Anesthesia use and pain control are major concerns in dentistry.
always tries to bring you the most cutting-edge stories about these topics, and those that discussed drug interactions and potential medication abuse resonated with you the most this year.
December 13, 2020
Opioid prescriptions drop in Tenn. due to new policy
TennCare's policy changes related to opioids cut the number of painkiller prescriptions written to Medicaid dental patients by nearly half, according to a report released on December 8 by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.
December 9, 2020
FDA awards $1.5M grant to ADA Science & Research Institute
The ADA announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the ADA Science & Research Institute in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh to develop a clinical practice guideline for the management of acute pain in dentistry, with a focus on the role of opioids.
August 27, 2020
DEA to raise prescriber fee on October 1
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will raise its prescriber registration fee from $731 to $888 on October 1, according to the California Dental Association.
August 2, 2020
FDA update: Naloxone and opioid labeling changes
Tom Viola, RPh, explains why dentists may want to know about naloxone and why it is being discussed currently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in connection with opioid use disorder.
July 27, 2020
UTHSC secures $1.7M for opioid addiction studies
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have been awarded $1.7 million from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study the genetic factors of opioid addiction.
June 7, 2020
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