Th211 - Cannabis, Cancer and Chronic Pain: Exploring the Connections
Date/Time: 3/17/2022 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Type: Registered Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00 Other Fee: $65.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, Students
Health and Wellness/Nutrition
Do you know how many of your patients living with cancer or suffering with chronic pain use various forms of cannabis regularly? Do you inquire about cannabis usage during health history updates? Dental professionals need a robust understanding of the potential pros and cons within the oral cavity of chronic cannabis usage. Increased availability of cannabis for medicinal purposes is increasing rapidly across North America so clinicians should expect to see increased oral manifestations with chronic usage. Is it possible anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis can off-set pro-inflammatory outcomes commonly documented with daily cannabis users? How should clinicians coach cannabis users to best protect the oral tissues? These questions and more are thoroughly examined during this eye-opening course.