Dental Opioid Prescriptions and the Association with Subsequent Opioid Use and Abuse among Adolescents and Young Adults

May 26, 2020
12:00 - 12:45pm (PT)

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The Every Smile Counts! Medical-Dental Learning Collaborative invites you to join our Lunch and Learn Webinar Series. Research shows that adolescents and young adults are at higher risk of opioid use disorder compared to other populations. During this webinar, you will learn about research on the association of opioid prescriptions from dental clinicians for adolescents and young adults with subsequent opioid use and abuse, with a focus on third molar extractions. Participants will gain insights on the common sources of opioids in children and adolescents and recommendations for how medical and dental professionals can work collaboratively to recognize, minimize, and manage opioid misuse and abuse.

Presenter Background - Dr. Schroeder is the associate chief for research in the division of pediatric hospital medicine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and a clinical professor in the division of hospital medicine and the division of critical care. His research interests focus on identifying areas where we can “safely do less” in healthcare, and frequently lectures on this theme locally and nationally. Dr. Schroeder is currently involved in multiple projects involving common conditions in pediatrics such as head trauma, bronchiolitis, UTI, meningitis, and febrile infant management. He is a co-chair of the Lown RightCare Alliance Pediatric Council, co-chair of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Healthcare Value Special Interest Group, an editor of the Yearbook of Pediatrics and an associate editor for the journal Hospital Pediatrics. Dr. Schroeder provides clinical care for children in the PICU and the pediatric ward and has won multiple teaching awards.