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Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment for Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Presented by Simmi Patel, DDS, CTTS

Friday, March 8, 2024 
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

This course will focus on the substances/drugs abused in Texas and introduce screening tools for use in practice to determine if patients have substance use disorders, initiate a brief intervention and then provide referral sources for treatment.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Prevent stigmas associated with substance use disorders
  2. Screen and Detect Patients for substance use disorders
  3. Implement brief intervention strategies
  4. Find referral sources and initiate warm handoff for treatment

Credit hours: 1.0 CEU 

Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture

Cost: Free

Edification is complimentary to all attendees.

Presenter Contact Information:
Simmi Patel: simmi.patel@tamu.edu

AGD Subject Code: 157 Substance abuse



Simmi Patel, DDS, CTTS

S.PatelClinical Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Texas A & M University School of Dentistry

Curriculum Vitae

Financial Disclosure

In fall 2020, Texas A & M University School of Nursing completed a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Planning grant to assess prevention, treatment and recovery resources to address substance use disorder (SUD), specifically opioid misuse and abuse in the rural areas of the Texas Golden Crescent. A consortium of community stakeholders developedcollaborative and and sustainable plans to address rural substance-related morbidity and mortality. This initial consortium grew to establish a community led Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC), The ROSC, named the Golden Crescent Recovery Initiative is a growing network of clinical and non-clinical organizations whose overall goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality from substance use by improving prevention, treatment and/or recovery services.


Texas Oral Health Coalition
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 
7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
Provider ID# 346144

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of the (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.) and the (Texas A&M University School of Dentistry and Nursing). The (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. AGD ID # 34614).


Technical Specifications

  • Zoom supports the latest release of these browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. 
  • Supported operating systems and system requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux.
  • Webinar registration is required, you will need to complete registration and use the link to join the webinar. Registrants will receive their own link via email and from that link will be able to join the meeting by Zoom desktop client or browser,   or download the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
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Please note TxOHC’s cancellation and refund policy.

For paid webinars, notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing 48 hours before the date of the live webinar, and a $5.00 administration fee plus online transaction fees. All refunds will be mailed after the webinar. 

Cancellations received after the 48 hours will not be refunded. All registered attendees will have access to the recording once it becomes available. If you registered, but did not attend the live webinar you may not be eligible to receive CDE.

Notification of cancellation may be emailed to info @TxOHC.org

Attendee cancellation notification is not necessary for free webinars.

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