Learning Objectives: After completion of this course the participants will:
- Understand the current state of cannabis access in the United States.
- Discuss the barriers to access, the limitations of research and the potential for future access.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the New Jersey Medical Marijuana program, including qualifying medical conditions and the Department of Health Regulations.
- Describe and discuss the current role and potential future role of Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based dentistry.
- Describe and list the uses of each major cannabinoid: THC, CBD, CBG, CBN.
- Analyze the routes and methods of administration for cannabis, including inhalation, topical and ingestion routes.
- Describe the side effects, contraindications and indications for the use of cannabis in dentistry
This is a comprehensive evidenced based course covering both hemp and cannabis. As cannabis and hemp laws expand nationwide, the dental professional must be educated on Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis derivatives: THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBN (Cannabinol) and the essential oils of cannabis called Terpenes. Cannabis is currently accessible through the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program; however legal access does not prohibit use and it is widely used by our patients. This course will examine the NJMMP program, including actual patient case presentations from New Jersey Alternative Medicine Cannabis Certification Center.
A 6 hour presentation via a Prezi will be presented to participants. Prezi is a web hosted presentation software, so participants will be able to access the course materials on the presenter’s website: www.nicolegreco.com.
Overview of cannabis as a medicine:
Types of access: Medicinal, Recreational, Research
▪ Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Flavonoids
▪ Routes of administration
▪ Methods of administration
▪ Forms of administration
▪ Potential for future
Research: Significant research presented on cannabis as a treatment/cure for medical and dental diseases/conditions.
▪ Special focus on the [potential] uses of cannabis in place of: nitrous oxide, benzodiazepines, opioids and NSAIDs in Dentistry
Potential Uses of Cannabis in Dentistry
▪ Topical Application
▪ Systemic Application (inhalation, ingestion)
▪ Translation to practice; where applicable
Therapeutic Potential of Hemp in Dentistry
▪ Cannabidiol (CBD) Access
▪ CBD Therapeutic Potential
• Healing (PTSD, Cancer, Bruxism etc).
▪ Periodontal Disease
▪ Cancer Risk
Therapeutic Potential for the Future
Credits: 6 CEU’s [AGD code#: 157] Complimentary Lunch provided
Instructor: Nicole Greco, R.D.H., B.S., M.A.
Nicole Greco 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. Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, New York University and her Master of Arts in Health Education from Columbia University