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"Tweaked", "Cracked", And "Loaded": A Profile of the Addicted Dental Patient
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When: July 19, 2018
Program: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where: First Christian Church
4055 Jurupa Ave
Riverside, California  92506
United States
Contact: Yesenia Alvarez

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"Tweaked", "Cracked", and "Loaded": A Profile of the Addicted Dental Patient

with Dr. Ronni Brown

Identify the drugs patients are most likely to abuse. Discover the “oral” clues of substance abuse. Learn how not to fall prey to patients who are “drug seeking.


With methamphetamine being the second most widely abused drug in the world, it is likely that you are
treating patients who use methamphetamine and have “meth mouth”; teeth that are rotted,
blackened, and broken. Many clinicians are not aware of the signs and symptoms of
methamphetamine use, or the medical, legal, and ethical issues associated with treating the addicted
patient. Being aware of patients’ substance abuse histories is the first step towards patient and
practice safety.

Dr. Brown earned BS, DDS and MPH degrees from UCLA and received specialty training in dental public health at UCSF. She is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Public Health Association, American Association of Public Health Dentistry and the Forensic Expert Witness Association. She has been recognized as a ‘champion’ in evidence-based dentistry by the American Dental Association.  Her research on “meth mouth” has garnered national interest and has been published in the Journal of the California Dental Association (2013). In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Brown is a consultant and expert witness for the Dental Board of California






  Seating is Limited

This course is FREE to All TCDS Members and two of their staff members at the time of registration. A deposit of $50 is required to hold reservation and is fully refundable upon completion of the course. Members must cancel reservation 48 hours prior to the event to receive full deposit.


Staff cannot attend on behalf of Member.


No Walk-Ins spots are available for this course.


TCDS Members: FREE / TCDS Member-Staff: FREE (Limited to 2), Additional Staff: $25.00 /Non-Members $ 65.00


After July 12, 2018

Additional TCDS Member Staff: $50.00/ Non-Members $ 85.00

Note: Payments made by check must be received in the TCDS office prior to the date cost increases in order to take advantage of the lower price