- Friday 1/27/2023
- Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
- Course Code: 445RL
- Cost: $75
- Room Location: BCEC Room 210 A
- Credits: 2 CE Hours
Open Wide: Medical Cannabis and Dentistry
Medical cannabis is the penicillin of our time. For the established healthcare system, there is so much that is new and different from outdated impressions of the plant’s uses. Clinically, it has shown great potential for widespread positive impact, and yet there are also clear flags of potential concern specifically for dentition. While there is a mountain of literature to shed light on the chemical, physiological, and interactive effects of cannabis through bench and animal models, few practitioners seem to be aware of its existence, and clinical research efforts have been handicapped by decades of undeserved stigma and misinformation.
Through his leadership role at CED Clinic and EO Care, some of the world’s premier medical cannabis clinics and the source of some of the most detailed sequential care cannabis data available anywhere, the instructor has learned the value and potential influence that medicinal cannabis could have to improve traditional dental healthcare practices. This course will provide a discussion and offer a glimpse into what may well be another natural element to strengthen the success of clinical practices, worldwide.
- Differentiate when cannabis is really “medical” and how medical cannabis works
- Identify the benefits and potential concerns of medical cannabis for oral health
- Understand the caveats, risks, and concerns of cannabis in practice
- Utilize a reality check to determine the current prevalence, distribution, and usage patterns of cannabis
- Explore leadership opportunities in cannabis oral healthcare
- Share valuable resources & cover practical clinical tools to help engage the inevitable transition to a healthcare ecosystem that is embracing cannabis