Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

In a letter published in the ADA News (7/5), ADA President Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays calls on “dentists everywhere to take several specific steps to help prevent opioid pain medications from being inadvertently misused and abused.” Patients should also be advised to “sign the Medicine Abuse Project pledge to safeguard their medicines” and visit MouthHealthy.org/meds to learn about the dangers of opioid abuse. According to Summerhays, “the ADA will continue raising professional awareness about” opioid abuse “and offering resources to help prevent it.”  ADA.org provides resources and information on opioid abuse.