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This Course is a Live Webinar and will be live-streamed:

8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm AZ, 5:00 pm PT

According to recent studies, about 1 in 12 adults in America have an active substance use disorder. In addition, about 30% of adults misuse substances without showing outward signs of a disorder. Research indicates that substances have a detrimental effect on one’s health, including oral health.

The dental professional can play a vital role in supporting patients with substance use disorder. Oftentimes dental providers are the health care professionals spending the most one-on-one time with patients. Therefore, they can screen and advise patients on this issue. With the right skills and confidence, dental professionals can serve as the first line of defense against risky substance use.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Understand substance use disorder as a treatable medical condition

·         Understand opioid use disorder and alternative therapies to control pain

·         Identify how a substance use disorder progresses

·         Recognize the physical and psychological changes consistent with substance use disorder

·         Communicate effectively with patients and team members about substance use disorder

 Stephanie Botts
Ms. Stephanie Botts has practiced clinical dental hygiene for 14 years and is an ergonomic specialist for dental professionals. She currently practices in Denver, CO. Stephanie is passionate about dentistry, especially dental professionals’ role in a patient’s overall health. She has spoken at the Denver Cardiology Summit, advising physicians and cardiologists about the oral/systemic link and the damaging effects of medication-induced dry mouth. She has spoken at numerous annual dental hygiene and dental sessions about substance use disorder and chemical dependency.

Stephanie is excited to provide information about substance use disorders and how to communicate effectively with patients and team members about this condition.

Course Contact: Angie.Michlig@smilebrands.com

Course Categories: Substance Abuse / Addiction (Basic Awareness, Problems of Drug Abuse & Addiction, Oral Effects, & Dependency Issues of Alcohol, Marijuana, Meth, Tobacco, Electronic Cigarettes, etc)

Provider Approval: (AADH) American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites :


Sponsor(s) : Crest-OralB

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None

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Date / Time

Mon, May 15, 2023: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM CT