Good News, Bad News On Dental Pain Care Seen In New Study

November 2, 2023


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Dental opioids dispensed to U.S. patients of all ages declined 45% from 2016 to the end of 2022, according to a new study published by researchers from the U-M Medical School and School of Dentistry. Still, American dentists and oral surgeons are prescribing opioids at much higher rates than in other countries. Read about the study’s findings and the effects of the pandemic on the rate of opioid prescriptions for dental patients in this article from the IHPI.

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