Benco Dental, Dentistry 2020 & Beyond, “Cannabis…Denticus?”: Cannabis and Its Clinical Dental Implications
Many states have legalized cannabis (marijuana) for medical use and recreational purposes. It has been promoted as a replacement for opioids in the treatment of pain and even as a substitute for opioids in the treatment of addiction. Yet, due to its status as a Schedule I substance, there has been relatively little research regarding cannabis and its medicinal uses, especially in dentistry. This program will introduce the dental professional to the most current information regarding cannabis, including its various dosage forms, routes of administration, adverse effects, and effects on dental treatment.
Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker and author. He’s earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality continuing education content through his informative engaging presentations. Tom’s sellout programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment.
• Discuss the history and various types of cannabis, as well as its current legal status and proposed uses in dentistry.
• Describe the pharmacology of cannabis, including its mechanism of action, routes of administration and available formulations.
• Explore the dental considerations of cannabis, including potential treatment modifications, and strategies for patient care planning.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE
*1 CE will be issued to attendees who watch the webinar live
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*CEs will only be awarded for the time you participate on the live webinar.
*Attendance is limited to the first 3,000 people who register.
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