Do you screen for substance abuse?

Discussion in 'Endodontics' started by ngheibid, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. ngheibid


    Oct 14, 2018
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    I'm in dental school and need to complete an assignment by interviewing a dentist.
    Anyone interesting in answering 5 questions about their personal practice?

    It would be greatly appreciated!

    1. How do you manage acute pain?

    2. Do you prescribe opioids and if so what guidelines do you yourself follow in administering them? Dosing, numbers prescribed and recall interval are all possible follow up issues.

    3. Do you screen for substance abuse? If so, how? Do you use any screening tools (written or verbally; CAGE-AID)?

    4. What do you say and how do you say it in learning about any possible abuse? Verbal and nonverbal communication included.

    5. If a patient has a perceived or overtly shared drug abuse problem then how do you manage this situation? Advise? Assisting? Referral?
    ngheibid, Oct 14, 2018
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