Detrimental Impact of Substance Use Disorder in the Oral Cavity

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Oral cavity is readily accessible to inspection. Positioned at the forefront of primary care and equipped with the oral health capacity, nursing professionals can detect early orofacial abnormalities and appropriately intervene in the management of suspected substance use disorders and their sequela. This engagement is particularly important for the segment of population who does not visit a dentist regularly but is more likely to see a medical provider.