Substance Abuse Adult

Substance Abuse Adult 

This course deals with adult substance abuse and its effects on general and dental health. After completing this course, dental professionals will be able to identify a patient with a substance abuse problem, identify symptoms of withdrawal from specific substances and comprehend the negative health effects of alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, tobacco and OTC and prescription drugs. They will also be able to differentiate between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse and to understand and distinguish between the terms, substance abuse and chemical dependency. (Meets Chemical Dependency requirement for TN).


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program


Dynamic Dental Educators is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-5004-V3
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2022
Learning Objectives:
Understand and distinguish between the terms, substance abuse and
chemical dependency.
Discover that addiction is a chronic and complex disease which may
be effectively treated and managed.
Be able to differentiate between alcohol dependence and alcohol
Comprehend the negative health effects through the misuse of alcohol,
tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, prescription
and OTC drugs.
Identify symptoms of withdrawal from specific substances.
Be able to distinguish between the types of therapies available to
substance abusers.
Identify a patient with a substance abuse problem.
Recognize the effect substance abuse has on families and the relative
cost to society.



  • For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Instructor: Dynamic Dental Educators
Disclosure: Dynamic Dental Educators has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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