Bridging Connections.
Building Understanding.


Dynamic, engaging, and influential, Dr. Ronni Brown’s presentations bridge the gap between the fields of dentistry, public health and substance abuse. Her work treating patients with “meth mouth” at a medium-security correctional facility in Northern California brings a compelling perspective to the topic; while her experience in public health helps audiences understand the global implications of methamphetamine abuse. Her research findings have garnered national interest and compliment her multi-faceted professional experience.

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Bridging Connections.
Building Understanding.


Dynamic, engaging, and influential, Dr. Ronni Brown’s presentations bridge the gap between the fields of dentistry, public health and substance abuse. Her work treating patients with “meth mouth” at the Sonoma County Detention Facility brings a compelling perspective to the topic; while her experience in public health helps audiences understand the global implications of methamphetamine abuse. Her research findings have garnered national interest and compliment her multi-faceted professional experience.

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Addiction and Dentistry

Dr. Ronni Brown’s presentations captivate audiences with her experiences treating “meth mouth” patients at a detention facility. As a clinician, educator, and researcher, she brings a compelling perspective and helps audiences understand the impact of substance abuse on oral health and treatment outcomes.

Meth Mouth: A State of Decay

Are you aware that treating a dental patient who is high on methamphetamine could be fatal? If the next patient who walked into your office was high on methamphetamine, would you know what to do, what to say, and how to treat?

Discover why methamphetamine is the “hot” street drug and why users will give up their smile for a meth high. Learn how methamphetamine causes a unique and distinct pattern of dental decay known as “meth mouth”. Learn realistic, safe, and effective ways to treat patients who have “meth mouth”.

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“Tweaked,” “Cracked” and “Loaded”:
Profile of the Addicted Dental Patient

Have you ever felt that your patient’s substance abuse was the elephant in the room? Are you afraid to discuss your suspicions due to your own discomfort or fear of insulting your patient?

Discover the most frequently abused drugs and how to recognize patients with substance use disorders. Discover effective ways to discuss substance abuse with patients and treat the oral effects of abuse. Learn how to manage pain without opiate-based analgesics and avoid falling prey to drug-seeking patients.

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Passion and Depth of Knowledge

“Dr. Brown’s passion and depth of knowledge make the course interesting and engaging. Dr. Brown helped me feel more comfortable identifying meth use and talking to my patients about meth. The patient testimonials were informative and helped provide a context for the course. I now feel that I have a practical approach to treatment and a better understanding of these patients.”

—Leslie McGarvey, D.D.S.


Evidence-Based Dentistry

Evidence-based dentistry with Dr. Ronni Brown

Dr. Brown has been recognized as a “champion of evidence-based dentistry” by the ADA. As a public health dentist and researcher, she promotes the application of scientific evidence to guide treatment decisions, enhance patient education, and improve clinical outcomes.

Evidence-Based Dentistry: A Paradigm Shift

Are you able to keep up with the amount of dental information that comes your way every day? Or, do you base clinical decisions and treatment recommendations on information learned in dental school years ago?

Learn how to be a critical consumer of scientific information and obtain the most reliable data for making treatment decisions and improving clinical outcomes for your patients. Shift from “what I learned in dental school” to “what I learned from reliable scientific sources”. Long-standing opinions regarding implant placement, third molar extractions, dental crowding, and prophylactic antibiotics will be weighed against the scientific evidence on these topics.

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“Dr. Brown is an excellent speaker who empowers her audience with useful information.”
Contra Costa County Dental Society

All Attendee Comments Were Positive

“Dr. Brown, it was a pleasure to have you. All attendee comments were positive. A few of the comments: ‘Very informative. Interesting subject. Clear information. Excellent topic and the speaker was amazing. Should be mandatory course in all schools.’ Thank you for coming!”

—Dan Hinrichs, Executive Director; Humboldt Del-Norte Dental Society


Presentations (Partial Listing)


  • Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry
  • Alameda County Dental Society
  • Alameda Dental Group
  • AmeriCorps Training Day
  • Angel City Dental Society
  • Berkeley Dental Society
  • California Dental Association CDA Presents (multiple)
  • California Indian Health Service Dental Education (multiple)
  • Capitol Dental Care (multiple)
  • Charter Oak Dental Meeting / CSDA
  • Contra Costa Dental Society (multiple)
  • Fresno Madera Dental Society (multiple)
  • Greater Bay Area Dental Society
  • Humboldt Del Norte Dental Society (multiple)
  • Marin County Dental Society
  • Monterey Bay Dental Society
  • National Dental Association Centennial Convention
  • Northern California Dental Society
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society
  • Southern Alameda Dental Society
  • Star of the South
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry (multiple)
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (multiple)
  • Viva Learning Interactive Webinar (multiple)
  • Yankee Dental Congress

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