Meth Mouth

Patricia A Frese, RDH, Med, Meth Mouth
Speaker: Patricia A Frese, RDH, Med
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Methamphetamine (meth) has a profound effect on the user’s entire body including the oral cavity. This course explores the history, physical and psychological effects, implications for dental team mem...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 4/4/2008
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 739.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Methamphetamine (meth) abuse is on the rise and represents a problem that must be dealt with on a national level. Meth has a profound effect on the user’s entire body including the oral cavity. As dental team members, we have an obligation to seek education on the symptoms of methamphetamine use and the precautions to take when treating the methamphetamine abuser. This course explores the history, physical and psychological effects, implications for dental team members, and other topics related to the meth phenomenon.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Summarize the historical development of methamphetamine
  • Describe the 'typical' meth user
  • Discuss the behavioral, physical, and psychological indicators observed in meth users
  • Identify the oral manifestations of meth use
  • Utilize appropriate management skills for safe treatment of a meth abuser
  • Discuss the treatment modalities available for meth rehabilitation
  • Recognize that meth's toxic ingredients and production byproducts have legal and environmental ramifications
  • Select resources for patient education
Description of Speaker:
Patricia A Frese, RDH, MEd is Professor of Dental Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been in education since 1980. She is a 1976 graduate of the dental hygiene program at Raymond Walters College. She has private practice experience in general, research and periodontal practice settings. She has presented on a variety of topics at professional meetings. Pat is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Patricia Frese declares that neither she nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor does she have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) she will discuss in the presentation.

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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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