Engaging Dental Hygienists to Deliver Methamphetamine Prevention Programming: Formative Research to Guide Intervention Development Funded by DentaQuest Foundation

Crystal methamphetamine (“meth”) use among youth living in rural areas is higher than the national average. Given how drastically meth affects teeth (i.e., “meth mouth”), engaging dental professionals as one of multiple channels in rural areas to deliver meth prevention messaging is a novel approach. The objective of this research was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of incorporating meth use prevention messaging into dental visits with teenagers.

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