Cannabis, Cancer, & Chronic Pain: Exploring the Connections

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 462RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 253 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
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Karen Davis, RDH is the founder of Cutting Edge Concepts and a practicing dental hygienist in Dallas, TX.

How many of your patients living with cancer or suffering with chronic pain use various forms of cannabis regularly? As dental hygienists, do you ask? Is it possible anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis off-set pro-inflammatory outcomes? How can dental hygienists coach cannabis users best protect the oral tissues with chronic usage? These questions and more are thoroughly examined during this eye-opening course.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Appraise the anti-inflammatory versus pro-inflammatory impact of cannabis usage
  • Identify systemic and oral impacts related to various forms of cannabis consumption
  • Investigate forms of cannabis used for medical reasons
  • Determine strategies to manage negative oral consequences of chronic cannabis usage
  • Formulate strategies to engage in patient communication surrounding cannabis usage
Recommended Audience: Hygienist