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Green Dentistry: THC and Teeth? What you need to know about cannabis and o...

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2730 Southwest Moody Avenue

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Presented By: Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE and Caroline DeVincenzi, DMD, MA

**Course for doctors, hygienists, assistants, and front office staff.

Marijuana is the most common used recreational drug in the United States. 23 states currently have some form of legalized marijuana; eight states have legalized it for recreational use. It is estimated that over 10% of the US population uses it at least once a year.

This course will be an unbiased and evidence based presentation of marijuana and its role in dentistry. First we will present an introduction to the usage of marijuana in the general public population. Next we will discuss the pharmacology of marijuana. In the third part we will discuss how the use of marijuana by your patients affects their dental care. The fourth part of the course will address areas of possible research of THC and dentistry. The course will also offer an introduction to cannabinoids and ‘medical marijuana’.

At the conclusion of the course the participants will;

- Understand the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of marijuana

- Understand how marijuana usage by patients effects their oral health; specific focus on oral pathology, caries risk, and periodontal disease

- Understand interactions of THC with commonly used prescribed medications and be familiar with medical emergencies related to THC

- Learn how to communicate with your patients regularly using cannabis

- Explore future areas of research in regards to periodontal health, wound healing, and caries control

- Have an introduction to ‘medical marijuana’ and cannabinoid

Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE

Dr. Barry Taylor is an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. In addition he also is a part-time associate in private practice at Woodburn Community Dental. Prior to attending the OHSU School of Dentistry he worked as a research assistant for two year in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology at the U.S. Veteran’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Taylor has served as the Oregon Dental Association’s Editor for ten years in addition to leadership positions with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Delta Sigma Delta and the American Dental Association. Dr. Taylor has been awarded the “Dentist of the Year” from both the Oregon AGD and the Washington County Dental Society.

Caroline DeVincenzi, DMD, MA candidate in Periodontics 2019 at OHSU. Dr. DeVincenzi graduated from the OHSU School of Dentistry in 2016. She was awarded both the Academy of Operative Dentistry Award and the American Academy of Periodontology Award. Dr. DeVincenzi completed a global health study in rural Kenya, winning a Predoctoral Dental Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Dentistry given by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She has provided basic literature reviews for the OHSU School of Dentistry CaseCAT poster presentations reviewing the relationships of type II diabetes and cannabis use with periodontal disease. Dr. DeVincenzi is currently planning to assess the incidence of periodontal disease among adult cannabis users in the Portland Metro area.

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