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Can a dentist in general practice prescribe pain killers?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by RootCanal, May 20, 2007.

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  1. RootCanal

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    With the strict rules now a days, can general dentists prescribe drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone etc? I know usually they will just tell the patient to take advil or something.
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    Ask in dental to be sure, but I would bet the answer is yes. dentists are doctors, and have full rights as such as long as it makes sense in the dental context.
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    we will be able to prescribe a lot of things, including narcotics like vicodin and percocet.
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    that is what we do everyday
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    i believe the answer is yes...because the dentist i volunteered for prescribed painkillers to a patient who just had a root canal done...
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    Yes, dentists can prescribe just about anything. A few weeks ago my boss prescribed a lady yeast-infection meds because she kept complaining that seeing her doc. was too expensive!!!!!! I'm not joking, though I really wish I was...
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    Are you serious? Isn't that out of our scope? I always thought we would be limited to antibiotics, painkillers and maybe anxiety meds? (not sure about that last one but so many people panic at the dentist). Then again I guess no one questions why antibiotics are being prescribed? Maybe he can get away with it.
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    Yes....dentists can prescribe painkillers from schedule II drugs up...including percocet, vicodin, tylenol 3 etc.....
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    Pain meds are some of the most frequently prescribed dental medications in existence. Amoxicillin & Vicodin are the two drugs I've Rx'ed the most, and I've prescribed those as much as everything else combined.
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    What do you have to do to get your DEA number after graduation of dental school, so you can prescribe these drugs?
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    You need a license first in a state before you can apply for your DEA #.
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    Aphistis, I've got to say I like the look of DDS after your name a lot better than that count down you had going before. Congratulations.
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    Thanks. I definitely prefer it too. :)
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    Why the hate from everyone? No, this isn't me. This is Jim from The Office. Since you seem so interested, I am 6'1", 195 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, got sort of a 5 o clock shadow thing going on. Should I send you a personal add with my photo or something?
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    and you're secretly in love with Pam.....I love that show

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