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Blythe A. NC Health News. March 10, 2022

Patient harm in dentistry is receiving increased attention and scrutiny. This story covers a medication incident and the lack of safety support that contributed to the death of a patient receiving oral surgery. It discusses the response of the patient’s family and their work to change regulations for dental sedation.
Mann B. National Public Radio. 2020;July 17.
Despite efforts to reduce opioid prescribing for pain management, physicians and dentists still overprescribe these medications. This news story shares concerns regarding how engrained the reliance on medications for pain management is to the culture of care and its role in opiate dependence and abuse.
Nagelberg R. RDH. September 2015;35:79-85.
Little is currently known about the types of safety issues in dentistry. This magazine article discusses common adverse events in dental care and recommends strategies to improve medication safety, record keeping, and diagnosic processes.