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Bridge to SmileCon — Substance Use at the Intersections: Examining Correlation and Causation

May 16 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

Free 1 CE credit

Substance use affects everyone, regardless of age, gender, or race. However, some historically marginalized groups have shown greater statistical use than others. It is important to recognize that societal stressors and inadvertent microaggressions play a significant role in substance use. As professionals, we should consider the intersections of identity and minority stress theory when using harm reduction and best practices in care. By providing a supportive human connection, we can reduce harm and risk factors in our patients, create an affirming workspace for employees and sustain continuous professional growth and stability.

Learning Objectives

  • Define intersectionality and minority stress theory and related concepts
  • Identify ways to reduce harm and risk in substance use through application of defined topics
  • Assess and outline ways to maintain and increase affirming dental care spaces for employees and patients in current practice


Evan Rosenthal, M.S., L.P.C.C., L.A.D.C.

Psychotherapist, Transcend Psychotherapy

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