An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders for Dental Professionals

A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

Drug abuse remains a significant epidemic in present day society. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.4% of the United States population use illegal drugs. As contemporary dental professionals, it is important that we are educated on the current effects of commonly used and abused drugs or medications including alcohol and nicotine.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Ms. Frese has done consulting work for P&G.
  • Ms. McClure reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.


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  • 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.

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