Foundation Program Sites

Dental Opioid Prescribing

Read our Dental Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Management
Adopted September 2017

The Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) developed a comprehensive Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain in June 2015. The Guidelines were subsequently adopted by the Bree Collaborative at the July 2015 meeting. This workgroup will design and carry out strategies to implement the Guidelines. This workgroup met from December 2015 to April 2020.


Supporting Materials:

Opioid Guideline: Dental Prescribing Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Chris Baumgartner Director Prescription Monitoring Program Washington State Department of Health
David Buchholz, MD Medical Director Premera Blue Cross
Rolf Christensen, DDS Dental Urgent Care Clinic Director University of Washington School of Dentistry
Tom Dodson, DMD, MPH Professor & Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Washington School of Dentistry
Gary Franklin, MD, MPH (Chair) Medical Director Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Charissa Fontinos, MD Deputy Chief Medical Officer Washington State Health Care Authority
Bea Gandara, DDS Professor University of Washington School of Dentistry
Frances Gough, MD Chief Medical Officer Molina Healthcare
Dan Kent, MD Chief Medical Officer UnitedHealthcare
Kathy Lofy, MD Chief Science Officer Washington State Department of Health
Jaymie Mai, PharmD Pharmacy Manager Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Theresa Madden, DDS, MS, PhD Fellow International College of Dentists
Ron Marsh, DDS Member Washington State Dental

Quality Assurance Commission

Mellani McAleenan, JD Director of Government Relations Washington State Dental Association
Shirley Reitz, PharmD ‎Clinical Pharmacist Client Manager OmedaRx, Cambia
Gregory Rudolph, MD Addiction Medicine Swedish Pain Services
Mark Stephens President Change Management Consulting
David Tauben, MD Chief of Pain Medicine University of Washington Medical Center
Gregory Terman MD, PhD Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington
Michael Von Korff, ScD Senior Investigator Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute