Thirty-eight states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Inevitably, some of these marijuana users will be treated by the dentist or hygienist. What is it? Is marijuana addicting? What are the effects of marijuana on driving ability? What are the effects of marijuana on intellectual development? What are “shatter”, “wax”, “dab” or “scat” and how do they differ? Is edible marijuana as effective as smoking or vaping? This presentation will discuss some of the concerns about marijuana use/abuse, and its bearing on dental treatment.
You will learn:
- The physical characteristics of marijuana
- Differences among edible, vaping and smoking marijuana
- The meaning of shatter, dab, wax and scat impact of patient use of marijuana on dental treatment
Date/Time: 3/13/2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, StudentsDentist Fee: