Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a medical condition. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based model for managing patients with SUD. The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has mandated that dental students must achieve competency in the management of SUD. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) developed this SBIRT curriculum for use by U.S. dental schools. The curriculum consists of three core modules that are supported by resource and reference material. The modules are the Foundational Knowledge Module (FKM), Case-Based Module (CBM) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Module. Students can expect to acquire knowledge about SUD in the FKM, develop an appreciation for the values of managing patients with SUD during the CBM and then apply and assess their SBIRT clinical skills in the OSCE module. he AAAP wishes to partner with dental schools in furtherance of their educational goals.
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- Teacher: Christine O'Malley