Medical Cannabis and the Dental Patient
Despite advances in legal and social acceptance, much remains unknown about the impact of cannabis consumption on general and oral health. As oral health is integral to overall health dental providers must become knowledgeable, not only about the effects of cannabis on the oral cavity but also about how patients use cannabis to manage medical conditions including chronic pain and/or anxiety. This lecture will provide an update on the medical indications and oral implications of cannabis use to better facilitate patient-centered care for this growing population.
Participants should be able to:
*Describe Medical indications for use of cannabis-based drugs.
*Describe implications of cannabis use on oral health and dental practice.
*Describe current trends and risks associated with various methods of cannabis consumption.
*Understand the role of cannabis-based drugs in caring for patients with chronic pain/anxiety.
*Be familiar with Michigan medical marijuana regulations and programs.
Jennifer Cullen, RDH, BSDH, MPH is a Clinical Instructor and Director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion program in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Ms. Cullen graduated from Ferris State University's Dental Hygiene Program in 1998 and enjoyed 16 years of clinical practice. In 2012 she completed her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene through the University of Michigan's Degree Completion E-Learning Program followed by her Master's in Public Health degree with a certificate in Health Education and Promotion in 2015 through Benedictine University. Her professional interests include on-line education, community oral health initiatives, advocating for older adults, and program evaluation. Ms. Cullen has presented and published on cannabis and oral health, opioid prescription trends, protecting older adults from abuse, dental hygiene care in alternative settings, and outcomes of online education program delivery. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, the American Dental Education Association, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
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PEAK Education & Training is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2018-3/31/2022. Provider #209195
Cancellation/Refunds: Cancellations received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of the course, will receive a credit voucher less a $25 admin fee valid for 1 year from the date of the cancelled course. There are no refunds or credit for cancellations on the day of the course or for no-shows.