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Meth Mouth and Treatment Considerations

Meth Mouth and Treatment Considerations

Meth Mouth and Treatment Considerations

Noel Kelsch RDH, RDHAP, AS, BS
Noel Kelsch RDH, RDHAP, AS, BS
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

Reference: 169780

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

As dental health care professionals, it is vital to be aware of the illegal use of methamphetamines (MA). MA has a direct effect on a person’s health, lifestyle, ability to function, and mental status. Unlike many other street drugs, the use of MA is on the rise. Dental professionals must have knowledge of the symptoms of use, possible side effects, drug interactions with medications, and dental treatment considerations. This course will aid in delivering appropriate dental treatment and patient education.

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To identify the signs, symptoms, and effects of methamphetamine abuse To recognize the role of the dental team in intervention and treatment To develop a treatment plan and office protocol for treating this population
Noel Kelsch RDH, RDHAP, AS, BS

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Noel Kelsch RDH, RDHAP, AS, BS
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

Noel Kelsch has devoted 20 years volunteering at free clinics. There, she has seen many patients that have been impacted by the devastating effects of this drug on the oral cavity and life of the patient. Over the past few years, she has seen an increase in private practice of patients who are showing the same signs and symptoms. In attempting to gather information on this dilemma and treatment in the dental setting, she discovered there was very little information available. She knew the Dental Professional could play a vital role in identifying and aiding these individuals when they were present in a clinical setting. She was aware that, although most Dental Professionals did not know it, probably all of them have treated a meth user in their office at one time or another. Noel went on a mission to find information and to give the Dental Community the tools to treat these patients. Noel’s search took her from Soledad prison to the streets of San Francisco. It is Noel’s hope that this class will inform the dental professional of the devastating effects of meth use and put them in a better position to properly treat and/or refer these patients. Noel uses charts, visuals, case studies and handouts that can be used in your office so that you will leave with all the information you need to treat this growing section of our population.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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