Marijuana Legalization and the Modern Dental Practice: Ethical and Medical Considerations for Treatment Planning

Friday, August 13, 2021         
Live Interactive Webinar 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)




Cannabis consumption is at an all-time high in the United States. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Legalization in several states, and pending legislation in many others, has amplified the need for medical providers to understand how the drug not only affects a patient's physical health but their psychological well-being, as well. 



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the medical indication of marijuana
  • Describe the demographic characteristics of marijuana users
  • Understand how marijuana affects an individual
  • Understand the professional and legal implications of marijuana use for the dental profession.

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Course Tuition

$59 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel


Course fee is due at time of registration.
Pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee receipt of webinar link.

Courses hosted in collaboration with the ACDE Webinar series are not eligible for any discounts. Tuition is based on the CDE credit hour(s) set by the ACDE Webinar Series planning committee and the participating universities.

About Our Speaker


Sarah Grafton, DMDearned a doctoral degree in Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2000, and a post-graduate general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Grafton has experience in both the private sector as well as in academia, giving her a unique perspective on care delivery and the educational environment. Since 2014, she has been appointed an assistant professor position at the University of Pittsburgh and has most recently served as vice chair for clinical efficiency within the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care. She is highly committed to education and clinical excellence and has a passion for patient experience and quality assurance. Her scholarly interests include behavioral health and community-based dentistry, dental treatment for those with substance abuse disorders, and clinical efficiency with quality assurance in dental education.



Credit Hours

157 Substance Abuse - Lecture: Hours - 1.5


This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston — PACE Center and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.


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Webinar Link Opens | 9:30 AM (CST)

Presentation | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)


Virtual CDE | Live Interactive Webinar


As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course handouts and other timely information. For your convenience, registration will close 24 hours prior to the start of the presentation.

Live Interactive Webinars are considered as in-classroom setting CE hours by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Continuing education credits awarded for participation in this Live Interactive Webinar may not apply as in person/ / in-classroom CE hours towards license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).

Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037



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