The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing

Dentists have been inundated by patients with an array of complicated medical conditions and pain/sedation management issues. This is in addition to a variety of legal regulations dentists must follow regarding the storage and recordkeeping of controlled substances. Avoid unknowingly putting your practice at risk by becoming victim to a scam or violating a recordkeeping requirement with The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing.

This Practical Guide is ideal for dentists and staff as they navigate:

Detecting and deterring substance use disorders (SUD) and drug diversion in the dental office (drug–seeking patients)
Prescribing complexities
Treating patients with SUD and complex analgesic and sedation (pain/sedation management) needs and the best use of sedation anxiety medication
Interviewing and counselling options for SUD
Federal drug regulations
Commonly used illicit, prescription, and over–the–counter drugs, as well as alcohol and tobacco, are also covered.

Special features include:

Clinical tools proven to aid in the identification, interviewing, intervention, referral and treatment of SUD
Basic elements of SUD, acute pain/sedation management, and drug diversion
Summary of evidence–based literature that supports what, when and how to prescribe controlled substances to patients with SUD
Discussion of key federal controlled substance regulations that frequently impact dental practitioners
Checklists to help prevent drug diversion in dental practices
Chapter on impaired dental professionals
Case studies that examine safe prescribing and due diligence

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