Learning Objectives

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.