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  • With methamphetamine being the second most widely abused drug in the world, it is likely that you are treating patients who use methamphetamine and have “meth mouth”; teeth that are rotted, blackened, and broken. Many clinicians are not aware of the signs and symptoms of methamphetamine use, or the medical, legal, and ethical issues associated with treating the addicted patient. In this webinar discover why methamphetamine is the “hot” street drug and why users will give up their smile for a meth high. Learn how to recognize the oral, physical and behavioral clues of methamphetamine abuse and how to communicate your concerns to your patients. Learn how to treat patients with “meth mouth” effectively and safely and recognize your professional responsibilities and your own personal boundaries in treating the “addicted” patient.
  • After this course attendees will be able to:

    • - Understand what methamphetamine is and why it is more addictive than other street drugs
    • - Identify the signs of methamphetamine use that are evident during a routine clinical exam
    • - Review the realities of addiction and how to discuss substance abuse with patients
    • - Determine the do’s and don’ts to treat methamphetamine users safely, effectively and with confidence

  • Ronni Brown, DDS, MPH is a leading national expert on meth mouth and has lectured extensively on the impact of substance abuse on oral health and treatment outcomes. She practices with the California Forensic Medical Group in Santa Rosa, CA.
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  • Assistant; Dentist; Hygienist
  • 1.0
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