The American Dental Association has adopted a policy supporting certain statutory limits on opioid dosage and duration and mandatory continuing education in prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. The policy also supports dentists using prescription drug monitoring programs and improving state PDMPs to make them more interoperable. “As president of the ADA, I call upon dentists everywhere to double down on their efforts to prevent opioids from harming our patients and their families,” said ADA President Joseph Crowley. “This new policy demonstrates ADA’s firm commitment to help fight the country’s opioid epidemic while continuing to help patients manage dental pain.” 

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