Sublingual Buprenorphine and the Oral Cavity | ME SUD Learning Community

Like many medications, Sublingual Buprenorphine has desirable therapeutic effects for patients, but undesirable side effects on patients’ mouths. This has been especially evident in recent months as a number of lawsuits have been filed, alleging that Sublingual Buprenorphine caused dental damage to patients. In this webinar, participants will review the basic elements of oral health, understand the specific effects of Sublingual Buprenorphine in the mouth, and learn practical strategies for protecting patients’ oral health while they take Sublingual Buprenorphine.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the causes of dental caries
  2. Understand the effects of Sublingual Buprenorphine on the oral cavity
  3. Provide appropriate oral hygiene instruction to patients who take Sublingual Buprenorphine

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hours for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hours for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
1 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.



  • Kristin Bradley
    Kristin Bradley

    Kristin Bradley DMD MPH is the Dental Clinic Manager at Red Logan Dental Clinic in White River Junction, VT. She received both her Doctor of Dental medicine and her Master of Public Health from Tufts University. She works in general practice and serves as a preceptor for fourth year dental students, holding the position of Adjunct Community-Based Faculty at the College of Dental Medicine at the University of New England.


Jun 04 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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