With changing legislation and evolving laws regarding the use of cannabis, more and more people are legally trying marijuana. Cannabis is most commonly inhaled as smoke but is also available in other forms such as topical ointments, edible snacks, and concentrated oils that are used in vape pens. Depending on how patients consume marijuana, there could be adverse effects on your oral health. Upon completion of this course, oral health care professionals will have a better understanding of the impact on general health and oral health with the legalization of marijuana.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the scope of marijuana use in the United States.
- Understand the mechanism of action of THC, consequences on the general health and the oral health implications with the use of marijuana.
- Understand the use as a therapeutic medication.
- Understand the oral health implications.
- Understand the risks of oral cancer development, caries and periodontal disease in the marijuana user.
- Understand the dental care implications, and dental treatment for patients
with substance use disorders.
Contact Hours : 2 (Two)
Course Fee: $20
Author: Steven Leonard-Johnson, PhD
Teaching Method: Online Independent Self-Study Course (Training + Post-Test). Requires Computer & Internet.
Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants.
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