Dr. Desirée Walker still remembers the reactions from the group of dentists, physicians, and health-care providers, who were all gathered to discuss substance abuse, when she said, "I have a narcotic-/opioid-free practice." Silence. And then: Can you repeat that, please? She explains the protocol that has worked well in her practice for two years. And yes, she still provides the same surgical procedures, but without prescribing opioids.