Ohio Dental Association joins Opioid Alliance

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As the opioid epidemic continues to grip Ohio and the nation, with more than 5,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in the state in 2017, the Ohio Dental Association has stepped up to fight this crisis. Earlier this year, the ODA became a member of the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance as one of the more than 50 Ohio partners committed to spread a message of prevention and education around the dangers of prescription opioid misuse and abuse.

The ODA encourages our members to not only talk to their patients about the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse, but also to get involved. Educate your patients about proper prescription opioid disposal and how to safely secure those prescriptions in their homes. Please visit DontLiveinDenial.org for more information.