The Governor of Massachusetts created a dental education working group to develop new core competencies for dental education in the state. The new competencies include training dental students in prevention of substance use disorder (SUD), how to treat patients with SUD, and how to provide effective, safe pain care.
Funding Source: Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Dental Education Core Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Prescription Drug Misuse - Recommendations from the Governor's Dental Education Working Group on Prescription Drug Misuse
Massachusetts core competencies for dental education on safe opioid prescribing.