opioids

Medications Could Affect Long-Term Oral Health Among Younger Adults

Many younger adult dental patients are taking medications that could affect their long-term oral...

Dental License Suspended After Opioid Allegations and Patient Death

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has suspended the license of Mark...

NYU Oral Cancer Center Translates Scientific Discoveries into Better Treatment

Oral cancer is an ominous diagnosis. Its symptoms are debilitating, and five-year survival after...

Low-Dose Naltrexone Examined for Orofacial Pain Treatment

A low dose of a drug called naltrexone is a good option for patients...

The Top 10 News Stories of 2020

Though COVID-19 dominated the headlines, dentistry saw other significant developments in 2020 that will...

Tennessee Dentists Prescribing Fewer Opioids

Far fewer opioid prescriptions were written for TennCare dental patients in 2019 than in...

Cannabis Users Might Require More Anesthesia During Surgery

Cannabis users might require more anesthesia during surgery than non-users, have increased pain afterward,...

One in Ten Older Dental Patients Receive Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

A significant number of older patients who receive opioids at dental visits also use...

ADA to Develop Clinical Guidelines for Pain Management

The Food & Drug Administration has awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the...

Dental Opioid Prescriptions Increase Before Weekends and Holidays

Dental practices represent a key battleground in nationwide efforts to reduce opioid use and...