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The Dental Podcast Network's Channel One

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050-Protecting Our Public Health with Sharity Ludwig


This week on Protecting our Public Health, Sharity is joined by Stephanie Botts, RDH to talk about Substance Use Disorders (SUD).



  • Stephanie's Background and Personal Story
  • Therapist to Patients, developing the skill 
  • Substance Abuse Screening 
  • Mental Health Stigma 
  • How to become educated 




“I love the relationships I have been able to build with my patients” 


“I honor that because they trust me…our relationship is built on more than just teeth” 


“Alcohol is one of the leading causes of oral cancer 70% of those diagnosed with oral cancer are heavy drinkers” 


“80% of those diagnosed with oral cancer are smokers, we need to be taking about both things” 


“It was a very slow progression for me, I didn’t even know it was happening” 


“I had all of the things that America considers success…but I didn’t know how to handle what was going on in my head” 


“30% of adults are misusing or overusing substances” 


“Alcohol is a drug, like anything else”



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