Substance Use Disorders and Oral Health

Sponsor: National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development

This session is part of NAHEWD’s national webinar series Bridging HIV and SUD: Innovations in the Field. The series will highlight various innovative models and approaches to treating substance use disorder (SUD) in people at risk for and living with HIV.

The speakers will discuss substance use disorders, HIV, and their oral health implications as encountered in their practice at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.


1. Review the current trends in substance use disorders and HIV infection rates nationally and in the Boston area.

2. Describe the oral presentations and dental implications of opioid, cannabis, methamphetamine, and cocaine use.

3. Review oral health trends among patients living with HIV.

4. Discuss how to mitigate the oral health risks of medication-assisted treatment.

5. Identify opportunities for interprofessional collaboration to support and promote the oral health of vulnerable patients.

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Event Details

January 4, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm