June 2nd, 2022
DENTAL APPROACH TO SUD TREATMENT OUTCOME MITIGATION
Glen R. Hanson, DDS, PhD
Oral health problems are a common issue with most major SUD conditions. Based on the assumption that comprehensive management of these SUD-related poor dental condition will positively impact the success of treatment for SUDs, we partnered with local SUD treatment programs (i.e. First Step House and Odyssey House) to test this hypothesis. This presentation includes the findings of this study referred to as the FLOSS program, which demonstrated that integrated oral health care dramatically increased SUD treatment time, drug use abstinence and employment in persons experiencing SUD programs associated with heroin, methamphetamine and alcohol use disorders. This presentation discusses how the FLOSS findings were used to create a unique Dental program for Medicaid adults being treatment for their substance use problems.
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