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From Controversy to Conversation: Medicinal Marijuana and Dentistry

Anna Matthews RDH, MS, Sandra Stramoski RDH, MSDH

Despite the growing evidence of its usefulness in management of cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and other neurological disorders, marijuana remains illegal under the U.S. federal law.

It is a Schedule I controlled substance and has no acceptable medical use according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. However, many states, as well as other countries, have approved its use for medicinal purposes and a growing number of jurisdictions are approving its recreational use. Two cannabinoid-based drugs are already FDA-approved in the U.S. as Schedule II and Schedule III controlled medications and several others are under investigation. Dental professionals should be aware of the changing legal landscape regarding medicinal and recreational marijuana use, its identified therapeutic and adverse effects, and oral health considerations.

Participants will learn:

  • Cannabinoids, their receptors, and routes of administration;
  • FDA-approved and investigational cannabinoid-based drugs;
  • Diseases and conditions manageable with medicinal marijuana as allowed by law;
  • Dental/oral considerations of the medicinal marijuana use;
  • Future directions of research and oral/dental implications.
Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants
  • CategoriesOral Health and Overall Health, Patient Management
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release dateWednesday 11th January, 2017, 08:00 PM
  • Expiration dateSaturday 11th January, 2020, 08:00 PM
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)016


“From Controversy to Conversation: Medicinal Marijuana and Dentistry” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.