Information for Dental Providers

NCDHHS, the NC Department of Justice and the North Carolina Dental Society are working together to better educate North Carolina’s dental patients about prescription drug safety and safe ways to manage pain after dental treatments. The educational materials below are available for dentists to use with patients. They explain the risks associated with opioids and precautions patients can take to prevent misuse or addiction. It also provides information on how patients can properly dispose of unused or expired medications.