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Nainar SMH. Pediatr Dent. 2018;40:323-326.
Patient safety concepts that have been embraced by hospital and ambulatory medical care are increasingly being applied to dental practice. This review discusses adverse events in pediatric dental patients and suggests that when they occur, such incidents affect the ability of dental practitioners to provide care. The author highlights peer support as an important tactic to assist these second victims.
Journal Article > Study
Association between long-term opioid use in family members and persistent opioid use after surgery among adolescents and young adults.
Harbaugh CM, Lee JS, Chua KP, et al. JAMA Surg. 2019;154:e185838.
This retrospective cohort study found that adolescent patients who received opioids for surgical and dental procedures were more likely to develop persistent opioid use if they had family members with long-term opioid use. The study team recommends preoperative screening for long-term opioid use in family members as part of prescribing decision-making for adolescent patients.