The Narcotics Crisis and the Role of Dental Providers- What You Can Do to Make an Impact

On January 25th 2019 Dr. Patel was given the huge opportunity to be a guest speaker for the Northern Virginia Dental Society. It was an amazing opportunity to spread the word to our dental community as to how what we providers do, day to day, to make an impact in keeping teenagers opiate- naive.

It was a candid and at times heart wrenching discussion about the true impact of the crisis. Decisions we make every day as providers can have a tremendous ripple effect in permanently altering the future of the opiate epidemic until it becomes a distant memory.

Dr. Patel is committed to the de-stigmatization of addiction, and to the eradication of this crisis.