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“Cannabinoids for Pain Management-Dental Considerations and Patient Care-[AGD code#: 157]

$85.00$145.00

Take this seminar together with:

Appropriately Prescribing Opioid Analgesics-Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning

in the morning

Receive a complimentary LUNCH + Get a Reduced Tuition
and
obtain a total of 6 CEU’s for the day

Instructor: Nicole Greco, R.D.H., B.S., M.A.

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Description

Learning  Objectives: After completion of this course, the participants will:

  • Understand the current state of cannabis access in New Jersey. Discuss the barriers to access, the limitations of research and the potential for future access.
  • Describe and list the uses of each major cannabinoids: THC, CBD, CBG, CBN
  • Describe & define cannabis as a potential replacement for conventional pain management therapies: opioids, steroids, NSAIDS.
  • Analyze the routes and methods of administration for cannabis, including inhalation, topical and ingestion routes.

Course Description:

This course examines the therapeutic potential of the major cannabinoids: THC, CBD, CBG, CBN for the management of acute and chronic pain. Participants will explore the practices of New Jersey Alternative Medicine, a six-office cannabis certification center specializing in the management of pain, anxiety, sleep disorders and more, using cannabis, hemp and the essential oils of cannabis called Terpenes.

Remember the days of everyone from hippie protesters calling for the government to just “legalize it, already”? Well, the days of legalized marijuana are here—and so are the days of cannabis derivatives. According to Governing magazine, 30 states where medicinal and/or recreational marijuana is legal have also legalized the selling and use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil. As dental hygienists and oral health professionals, what should we make of this?

Does it mean anything for our patient’s oral health and their dental treatment?

The answer is yes. According to a 2018 article from the American Dental Association (ADA), there are definite considerations for dental professionals: Cannabis smoking is associated with periodontal complications, xerostomia, and leukoplakia as well as increased risk of mouth and neck cancers.”

Oral Health Implications and Effects:

  • The use of marijuana and its isolated components has been shown to have oral health implications.
  • These include xerostomia, periodontal disease, and increased risk of oral malignancies.
  • Cannabis smoking is associated with periodontal complications, xerostomia, and leukoplakia as well as increased risk of mouth and neck cancers.
  • Historically, cannabis has been smoked as marijuana, but is increasingly available in other forms, including edible and topically applied products.
  • Cannabis use is increasing, along with state legalization, although it remains federally banned.

Dental treatment implications:

It’s important to recognize the signs of an intoxicated patient (legally or illegally) prior to treatment, especially when anesthetic is planned.

These signs and symptoms may include the following: euphoria, hyperactivity, tachycardia, paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations.

Other research has noted that dental treatment on patients intoxicated on cannabis can result in the patient experiencing acute anxiety, dysphoria and psychotic-like paranoiac thoughts. The use of local anesthetic containing epinephrine may seriously prolong tachycardia already induced by an acute dose of cannabis.” (4) When suspected, the use of a plain anesthetic is preferred for dental treatment. Lower immunity may compromise healing response following extractions, placement of implants, and surgical and nonsurgical periodontal intervention.

Credits:        3 CEU’s   [AGD code#: 157]

Instructor: Nicole Greco, R.D.H., B.S., M.A.

Nicole Greco, R.D.H., B.S., M.A.; is a Cannabis Educator with New Jersey Alternative Medicine and a Holistic Dental Hygienist. Nicole spent 15 years as a formal dental hygiene educator, serving as Dean for Baker College of Auburn Hills, Michigan which sadly closed August 2016. She has held Dental Hygiene licenses in four states (NY, NJ, PA, MI) and medical marijuana cards in three states (MI, CA, NJ). Nicole is looking to share the miracles she witnesses in both Holistic Dentistry using microscopy, ozone therapy and probiotics and Alternative Medicine using Cannabis, Hemp and the essential oils of Cannabis called Terpenes. Education: Master of Arts in Health Education, Columbia University.  Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, New York University

 

 

 

Additional information

Dates:

Sunday, June 2, 2019 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ, Both Classes: Appropriately Prescribing Opioid Analgesics+Cannabinoids Pain Management: Sun., June 2, 2019 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ, Sunday, October 20, 2019 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ, Both Classes: Appropriately Prescribing Opioid Analgesics+Cannabinoids Pain Management: Sun., Oct., 20, 2019 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ