April 25, 2020
The Science, or lack thereof, of Medical Marijuana and Dental Implications
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
presented by Richard L. Wynn, PhD
2 CE credits recommended for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants
Pricing includes breakfast at 7:15 a.m.: $95 for PDA/ADA member dentists; hygienists, assistants and non-licensed personnel; $195 for non-member dentists
This lecture will provide an overview of the medical marijuana industry and discuss the federal and individual state standards. Common medical conditions treated with medical marijuana will be reviewed along with the short and long-term effects of marijuana use and the dental considerations of treating a patient who uses marijuana.
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
List the general requirements for marijuana growers, processors, dispensers and providers.
List the primary adverse effects of marijuana after short term and long term use.
Describe the federal standards versus individual state standards for medical use of marijuana.
Explain the mitigation of opioid prescribing with the increase in medical marijuana use.
Name the accepted medical conditions for marijuana use according to the National Academy of Sciences.
Describe any clinical problems with a marijuana user undergoing dental treatment.