Webinar: “Meth Mouth” - A State of Decay
Saturday, July 18 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pmVirtual Event
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 live, interactive 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. You will learn how to treat patients with “meth mouth” effectively and safely and recognize your professional responsibilities and your own personal boundaries in treating addicted patients.
You Will Learn
- What methamphetamine is and why it is more addictive than other street drugs
- The signs of methamphetamine use that are evident during a routine clinical exam
- The realities of addiction and how to discuss substance abuse with patients
- The do’s and don’ts to treat methamphetamine users safely, effectively and with confidence
Who Should Attend
This informative webinar is designed for dentists and allied dental professionals.
Tuition: $165 Dentist; $145 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Format: Webex - live, interactive online course
Credits: This activity is designated for 3 units of continuing education credit.
Ronni Brown, DDS, MPH, earned her dental and master’s degree in public health from University of California, Los Angeles and completed a residency in dental public health from University of California, San Francisco. Her research on drug-use patterns on “meth mouth” severity has garnered national interest and positioned her as a leading national expert on “meth mouth.” She is an international speaker and author of the book, A State of Decay: Your Dental Guide to Understanding and Treating “Meth Mouth.”