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Archived Webinar Substance Use and Oral Health

Other - Webinar Archived
Jun 30, 2025

Substance Use and Oral Health  

Presented by Dr. A. Ross Kerr 


  • Describe the definition, terminology, epidemiology of substance use in the United States, with an emphasis on People Living with HIV (PLWH). 

  • Describe the effect of substance use on HIV-progression and adherence to HAART. 

  • Describe the spectrum of impact of substance use on oral health in PLWH. 

  • Describe the oral manifestations of opiates, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, benzodiazepines, ecstasy and others. 

  • Describe the dental management considerations in PLWH relevant to substance use.