With the recent legalization of
cannabis for medical and recreational use across the United States, dental professionals are seeing a rise in patients who report cannabis use and
associated oral effects. As a result, dental educators must be aware of the
different types of cannabis, various methods of consumption, and health risks
related to use, including the potential for addiction.
In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the prevalence, adverse effects and dental care considerations associated with cannabis use. Attendees will also examine how to revise assessment forms and patient education materials and identify appropriate strategies for treatment and counseling.
Note: This presentation was originally featured at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.
- Discuss types of cannabis, synthetic cannabinoids and cannabinoid-based drugs.
- Describe the health risks associated with cannabis use and the potential for addiction.
- Describe the available research on the efficacy of cannabinoid-based drugs as well as their adverse effects.
- Identify curricular strategies, patient-use assessments, educational materials, counseling strategies and referrals for patients who report cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid use.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by May 14, 2022. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.