Many states have legalized cannabis (marijuana) for medical use and for 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 one-hour course 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.
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• 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.
Since the intellectual property contained in this online course is made available on-demand immediately after purchase, no refunds will be
issued for this course after purchase.
This course is available for credit until 3/1/24