Reducing Prescription Opioid Misuse: Dental Provider Intervention Development Survey


This study aims to identify critical training gaps in dental implementation of opioid prescribing risk mitigation strategies. Dentists follow primary care physicians as the second leading prescriber of immediate release opioids. However, dentists typically have limited exposure to addiction training and may not be familiar with recommended opioid prescribing risk mitigation strategies. This study consists of an online survey that will document current knowledge, training experiences, and practice behaviors related to acute dental pain management and opioid analgesic prescribing among member dentists. Data from the survey will be paired with key practice-related enrollment data to identify aforementioned gaps in knowledge and directly inform the development of an educational intervention that provides dentists training in opioid misuse screening and implementation of risk mitigation strategies when prescribing opioids for acute pain management.