Methamphetamine: Implications for the Dental Team
COURSE NUMBER: 332
Patricia A. Frese, RDH, MEd; Elizabeth McClure, RDH, CDHC, MEd
This course explores the history, physical and psychological effects, implications for dental team members and other topics related to the methamphetamine phenomenon. The goal of this course is to increase dental health care providers’ unde...
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This course explores the history, physical and psychological effects, implications for dental team members and other topics related to the methamphetamine phenomenon. The goal of this course is to increase dental health care providers’ understanding of the effects of methamphetamine use/abuse.
Methamphetamine (meth) abuse is a situation that continues and is being dealt with on a national level. Meth has a profound effect on the user’s entire body including the oral cavity. As health professionals, we have an obligation to seek education on the symptoms of methamphetamine use and the protocol to use when treating a methamphetamine abuser.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
Feb 19, 2009
Last Revision Date:
Jun 30, 2023
Course Expiration Date:
Jun 29, 2026
AGD Subject Code(s):
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Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Trace the history of methamphetamine (meth) development and use.
- List characteristics of a ‘typical’ meth user.
- Summarize the indications of meth use.
- Recognize oral manifestations resulting from the use of meth.
- Employ management skills to safely treat a meth abuser.
- Suggest modalities available for treatment of meth abuse.
- Recall that toxic ingredients and byproducts of meth production have environmental impact and legal implications.
- Select appropriate resources for patient education.
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
Note: Registration is required to take test.
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