A 23-year-old female asked:
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can a dentist prescribe medication from his own home to a patient ?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Technically yes: If you are that dentist's patient and he/she has recently treated you for a specific issue. To prescribe without knowledge is not prudent.
Answered on Mar 23, 2020
Dr. William Williams
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes in most cases: It must be for a dental condition for which the doctor thinks it is indicated
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but: it depends on the medication. Narcotics, no, unless dire emergency then must be followed by written script within 24 hrs. Even this varies from state to state. Call your dentist and ask. Some will not phone anything is they have not seen you recently.
Answered on Mar 24, 2020

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No license: Most likely because the doctor is not licensed in Australia. Now if you come to the us in a licensed state then this is fine

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