New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Museum Hosts The ‘Meth Mouth’ Syndrome: Oral Effects of Methamphetamine Use

February 06, 2019


(Albuquerque, New Mexico) - 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.

The event is at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science.  Cost: $8  (10% discount for members). Preregistration required.   Limited seats.  Register online, go to  For more information:go to or email


About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and new year’s day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at



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