Dentists can integrate evidence-based screening tools to detect substance use disorders, fostering communication and offering referrals to addiction treatment specialists.
AGD Subject Code: 130
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the significance of recognizing and addressing substance use disorders (SUDs) in a dental setting.
- Identify evidence-based screening tools for identifying SUDs.
- Describe the public health approach of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in dental practice.
This course was published in the October 2023 issue and expires October 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.