Breaking Bad and Breaking Through:


Managing and Treating Patients with “Meth Mouth”

Meth mouth online course for dentists with Dr Ronni Brown

Breaking Bad and Breaking Through:


Managing and Treating Patients with “Meth Mouth”


Do you know what to say, what to do and more importantly, what not to do if your patient comes into your office ‘tweaked’, ‘geeked’ or ‘spun’?



Dr Ronni Browns meth mouth course for dentists

Addiction affects one out of every 10 Americans. We all know someone who is addicted: a family member, friend, co-worker and even the patient sitting in your dental chair.

In this workshop, discover what addiction is and how easily it can affect anyone regardless of their age, income, ethnicity, education or status in life. Learn how to communicate with patients effectively and confidently without fear, judgement, or accusation. Recognize how to detect the physical, behavioral, and oral clues of methamphetamine; one of the most commonly abused and dangerous drugs in the dental setting. Learn how to develop realistic treatment plans utilizing the Meth Mouth Treatment Plan Assessment form. Learn how you can help addicted patients in your practice get on a road that can lead to recovery.

Learn how to:

  • Screen for and recognize the clues of methamphetamine abuse
  • Recognize your personal beliefs about addiction and the evidence and science of addiction
  • Manage your emotional reactions to fulfill your professional responsibilities
  • Handle difficult conversations with ease utilizing motivational interviewing techniques
  • Discuss suspected methamphetamine abuse with minor patients and their parents
  • Develop office policies that keep your patient and practice safe
  • Develop realistic treatment plans for patients with “meth mouth”
  • Treat drug-related xerostomia, bruxism and caries that can derail treatment success
  • Manage dental pain without opioid-based analgesics
  • Say “No” to drug-seeking patients
  • “Do No Harm” when treating patients with substance use disorder

You’ll receive:

  •  Meth Mouth Treatment Plan Assessment Form
  • Health History Form
  • Office Policy for the Intoxicated Dental Patient
  • E-book: A State of Decay: Your Dental Guide to Understanding and Treating “Meth Mouth”
  • Opportunity to role-play communication skills

Opportunity to discuss difficult patient cases and scenarios with Dr. Brown

Learn how to:

  • Screen for and recognize the clues of methamphetamine abuse
  • Recognize your personal beliefs about addiction and the evidence and science of addiction
  • Manage your emotional reactions to fulfill your professional responsibilities
  • Handle difficult conversations with ease utilizing motivational interviewing techniques
  • Discuss suspected methamphetamine abuse with minor patients and their parents
  • Develop office policies that keep your patient and practice safe
  • Develop realistic treatment plans for patients with “meth mouth”
  • Treat drug-related xerostomia, bruxism and caries that can derail treatment success
  • Manage dental pain without opioid-based analgesics
  • Say “No” to drug-seeking patients
  • “Do No Harm” when treating patients with substance use disorder

You’ll receive:

  •  Meth Mouth Treatment Plan Assessment Form
  • Health History Form
  • Office Policy for the Intoxicated Dental Patient
  • E-book: A State of Decay: Your Dental Guide to Understanding and Treating “Meth Mouth”
  • Opportunity to role-play communication skills

Opportunity to discuss difficult patient cases and scenarios with Dr. Brown

Are you tired of taking courses on substance abuse that don’t tell you what to do, what to say, or how to treat addicted dental patients? This course is for YOU!


2021 Virtual Workshops


7 am - 3 pm Pacific / 10am - 6 pm Eastern
with a 2-hour lunch break



12 CE credit hours through Dental Board of California.

Approval of continuing education courses is at the discretion of your state’s dental licensing board.



Tuition: $700

Save 30% with Discount Code BREAKTHRU


Must be present and available for the full weekend workshop.

No late arrivals and no early departures. No exceptions.

What Attendees Are Saying...


“In 20+ years in dentistry, your lecture on the addicted patient was up there with the handful of most important and will be one of those lectures that stays with me and my team for years to come. You are an excellent speaker, and you are speaking about an increasingly important topic to all of us.”  -Dr. Monique Nadeau

“Thank you for being an individual who is working to make the world the place we all want it to be, instead of letting it be what it is.” -Dr. Athena Bettger, DMD, MPH

“Thanks for a great lecture. I plan to make certain we open our mouths about addictions for all, not just the ones we suspect. Thanks.”-Tim Wilson DDS


Dr. Ronni Brown
Workshop for dentists and meth mouth

“Thank you for your well-presented material. I appreciated the help line number and all of the info you presented. It was very helpful and unfortunately, in these times we are living in, needed for every office. So, thank you!” -Dana Lacey

“Thank you for your time and information on meth and drug usage in relation to addiction and treatment/communication with patients! I am grateful for your insight and experience. I’m looking forward to ensuring I continue to provide treatment and care that is ethical and free of harm to my patients! I enjoy how you teach and your passion! Keep up the best work!”-Stephanie Quintana

“This course was really great and I can’t emphasize enough how well it was attended and reviewed! Truly!” -Nicole Russell, Professional Relations Manager, VOCO America