Discipline Spotlight: Dentists

A glass of water, some pills, and dental instruments

Review recent substance use and addiction news, publications, resources, and more for those in the dental field.


  • Science to Medicine – Review the latest science about screening for substance use in the dental setting and get real-world tips from colleagues with considerations and resources to help you implement screening in your practice.
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain course – Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dental SBIRT Course Now Available – The Opioid Response Network is making available a new dental curriculum on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment), an evidence-based approach to managing patients with or at risk of developing a substance use disorder (SUD).
  • NIH Pain Consortium’s Centers of Excellence in Pain Education – Curriculum resources for medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy students to enhance and improve how health care professionals are taught about pain and its treatment. 

Opioid Crisis & Pain Management

More Resources

  • Visit the NIDAMED homepage for additional CME courses, patient materials, and information on the opioid crisis, screening, prevention, and treatment.