Prescription Drug Abuse

Dental Board's Prescription Drug Abuse Mission Statement

"The Dental Board of California (Board) recognizes that the widespread use and abuse of opioids in the country has risen to an epidemic level. The Board believes that educating both licensees and consumers on this important issue coincides with our mission of public protection. The Board therefore encourages its licensees to learn more, about this epidemic and its tragic effects on individuals and their families; and to understand best prescribing practices and patient education methods that can be used when prescribing opioids. The following links to educational resources are provided to assist both consumers and licensees in this effort."

The Dental Board of California is a member of the Statewide Opioid Safety (SOS) Workgroup.

Links to Prescription opioid web sites: