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Catching Up to Speed: Accelerating Your Understanding of "Meth Mouth"
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This session was recorded during ADA SmileCon 2021.

With methamphetamine surpassing opioids as the leading cause of overdose deaths in many states, it is likely that you have patients who use Methamphetamine and have "meth mouth"—rotted, blackened, and broken teeth. Many clinicians are not aware of the signs and symptoms of Methamphetamine use, or the medical, legal, and ethical issues associated with treating patients with substance-use disorders. By recognizing who these patients are, you can treat them safely and possibly save their lives.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand what methamphetamine is and why it is more addictive than other street drugs
• Identify the physical, behavioral, and oral "clues" of methamphetamine abuse
• Assess patient's risk for caries due to their drug-use patterns and develop appropriate treatment plans

Presenter: Ronni E. Brown, DDS, MPH

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