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Date

2017

Abstract

Those using Suboxone® for medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence are at increased risk for poor oral health for a variety of reasons including lifestyle factors, effects of opioids and the direct impact of Suboxone® on the oral environment. Medication assisted addiction treatment programs do not regularly address these concerns. This project aims to educate patients about the importance of oral health, remind providers to screen for dental issues and make referrals for dental care and to promote oral health as an important aspect of well being in this vulnerable population

Clinical Site

Colchester Family Practice

Keywords

Medication Assisted Treatment, Suboxone, Opioids, Oral Health, Dentist

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Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care