CDA Essentials: ‘Antibiotic and Opioid Analgesic Prescribing Decisions of BC Dentists’

A study*, authored by UBC Dentistry faculty, published in, aimed to assess the prescribing decisions of general dentists in Vancouver and endodontists in British Columbia regarding analgesics and antibiotics for patients with endodontic disease. An additional aim was to determine whether gender, clinical experience or practice location have an impact on such decisions.

CDA Essentials featured the results of their study below, while the full study may be read here.

CDA Essentials 2018 • Volume 5 • Issue 1

*Buttar R, Aleksejuniene J, Shen Y, Coil J. Antibiotic and opioid analgesic prescribing patterns of dentists in Vancouver and endodontic specialists in British Columbia. J Can Dent Assoc. 2017;83:h8