Substance Abuse & Related Mental Health Disorders for Dentistry Course


A look at how Dental Professionals can make a difference in Substance Abuse and Substance Abuse Disorders like Opioid Use Disorder. This course will help Dental Professionals with guidance from the American Dental Association, the Centers for Disease Control, and National Institute for Mental Health.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding the related mental health disorders with substance abuse.
  2. How to help identify patients that are substance abusers or at higher risk of becoming abusers.
  3. Understanding substance misusers and the impact on substance abuse.
  4. ADA recommendations on dosage for potentially addictive pain relievers.
  5. Determining use of alternative pain relievers.
  6. Suggestions on how to talk to your patient about substance abuse.
  7. Using your health care and community resources to guide your patients.
  8. A look at some questions still to be answered about substance abuse and open research topics


1.0 Credit Hours

This course empowers dental professionals to recognize, support, and provide resources for patients dealing with these issues in a compassionate and ethical manner while meeting Dental: 21 NCAC 16R .0206, and Hygiene: 21 NCAC 16I .0206.

All course licenses expire one (1) year after the purchase date.
1 license = 1 user-specific seat
1 seat = 1 launch/view per year (not reusable)

On-Site Consulting Services Available

Along with your on-site full service program, you’ll receive all the compliance components you need to be OSHA and HIPAA compliant. You have access to online training for new hires or those that missed any on-site training. 

What to expect when we visit: Your TMC consultant will go through your facility and do a thorough facility audit with an electronic report, go over the Compliance manual, and provide on-site training. 

For our OSHA clients, we provide you with a complimentary spill kit, secondary labels, and meet with your Safety Officer and review their duties.

For HIPAA clients, your facility audit will identify any privacy and security concerns, we’ll provide you with a risk analysis report for your facility, and we’ll meet with your Privacy/Security Officer to review their duties. 

Whether you choose us for OSHA, HIPAA, or both, we will work with you to achieve compliance to create a long-lasting relationship rather than just providing a how-to guide leaving you to do all the work. Our goal is to be your primary resource for HIPAA, OSHA, and Infection Control compliance.