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Substance Use Disorders Among Dentists

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An examination of work-life areas that may contribute to substance use disorders in the dental profession — and solutions to mitigate their impact.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe substance use and addictions affecting dental personnel, and factors that contribute to the development of substance use disorders (SUDs).
  2. Explain triggers and potential consequences associated with SUDs among dentists, including burnout and suicide.
  3. Discuss preventive efforts, treatment approaches, and resources available to dentists who develop SUDs.

This course was issued in October 2021 and expires October 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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