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2022 Mar 24

Am J Prev Med

Opioid Prescribing by Dentists in the Veterans Health Administration.


Suda KJ, Evans CT, Gibson G, Jurasic MM, Poggensee L, Gonzalez B, Hubbard CC, Vivo A, Cunningham FE, McGregor JC, Gellad WF
Am J Prev Med. 2022 Mar 24.
PMID: 35341616.


Nonopioid analgesics are more effective for most oral pain, but data suggest that dental prescribing of opioids is excessive. This study evaluates the extent to which opioids exceed recommendations and the characteristics associated with opioid overprescribing by Veterans Health Administration dentists.