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Implementation Strategies to Reduce Opioid Use in Oral Health

2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

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Session Description 
The opioid crisis in the US has been fueled partially through the introduction by providers to patients of this category of drugs through healthcare settings, inadvertently laying the groundwork that could potentially lead to addiction. Recent efforts have been aimed at reducing use of opioids in medical and dental settings through reduced dosages, duration, and refills, as well as identifying alternative medications that can effectively manage pain while circumventing the potential for addiction. These efforts require as a first step change in provider behavior and can be facilitate through use of implementation science and associated strategies. Such strategies can be targeted at the state, healthcare system, or provider level. In this session we will present data on the effectiveness of a state-wide policy on opioid usage in reducing prescription rates among children in Tennessee, the impact that targeted interventions had on addressing residual outliers in this state, and forthcoming evidence-based guidelines & implementation strategies on pain management in dental settings supported by an FDA grant.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the impact of outlier metrics and targeted interventions can influence dental providers opioid prescribing rates.
  • Learn about the use of an implementation science strategy utilizing clinical decision support and patient education to de-implement the use of opioid analgesics for the management of postoperative pain following dental extractions.
  • Learn about the FDA grant that will support development of clinical practice guidelines and implementation strategies on pain management in dental settings
Presentation Date
July 21, 2021

Vuong Diep - Opioid Prescribing by TennCare Dentists Over 3 Years
Sarah Goodin - Changing Dental Providers Opioids Prescription Rates Through Targeted Intervention
Donald Rindal - De-Implementing Reliance on Opioid Analgesics to Manage Postoperative Pain Following Dental Extractions
Deborah Polk - The Role of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Implementation Science in Addressing the Opioid Use in Dentistry

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Women in Science Network

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

Sponsored By:
DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement

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