Course Details
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Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Bill Claytor Jr., DDS
Fee: DDS $119; Staff $49
Seating Limit: 100
AGD Code: 157

This course will explore patient marijuana use and its potential impact on oral health and dental practice. It will include a discussion of current research and measures dentists can take to protect their patients, employees, and themselves while maintaining ethical guidelines and best practice standards. Finally, it will present a chairside technique that dental teams can use to assist patients who wish to stop using marijuana.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the implications for dental practice and oral health in light of the increasing legalization of medical and recreational marijuana.
  • Explain marijuana’s potential to become addictive, and some of the tools dental teams can utilize when caring for patients who use marijuana.
  • Detail helpful management strategies when caring for patients who use medical or recreational marijuana.

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, and assistants.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, and the MDA Health and Well-Being Committee.

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