As part of the programming associated with the current exhibition from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Drugs: Costs & Consequences Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a lecture on the Oral Effects of Methamphetamine Use: The “Meth Mouth” Syndrome.
The presentation featuring graphic images of dental disease will be given by Stephen Wagner, D.D.S., M.S. and Charles Tatlock, D.D.S. MPH at the Museum Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Doctors Wagner and Tatlock are nationally recognized experts in the research and treatment of patients with ‘meth’ mouth; and were some of the first to alert their profession to the deteriorating physical changes that occur with long-term use. Dr. Wagner’s dental images have been published in medical and dental textbooks and used by The New York Times, ABC News, The Discovery Channel and Newsweek.
Dr. Wagner is currently in his 40th year of private practice in Albuquerque, where he grew up. He earned his DDS degree from the University of Southern California and prosthodontic training from MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas. Dr. Tatlock is a Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico Department of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine. He earned his DDS degree from Baylor/Texas A&M and MPH (master’s in public health) from UNM.