Marijuana Legalization and the Modern Dental Practice: Ethical and Medical Considerations for Treatment Planning
An ACDE Series Webinar

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Course Description

Cannabis consumption is at an all-time high in the United States. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Legalization in several states, and pending legislation in many others, has amplified the need for medical providers to understand how the drug not only affects a patient’s physical health but their psychological well-being as well.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the medical indication of marijuana
  • Describe the demographic characteristics of marijuana users
  • Understand how marijuana affects an individual
  • Understand the professional and legal implications of marijuana use for the dental profession


Headshot Dr. S. GraftonSarah Grafton, DMD

  • Dr. Grafton completed her doctoral degree in Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2000, and a post-graduate general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Dr. Grafton has experience in both the private sector as well as in education in a variety of roles, giving her a unique perspective on care delivery and the educational environment.Since 2014, she has been appointed at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor and has most recently served as Vice Chair for Clinical Efficiency within the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care. She is highly committed to education and clinical excellence and has a passion for patient experience and quality assurance.

    Dr. Grafton’s scholarly interests include behavioral health and community-based dentistry, dental treatment for those with substance abuse disorders, and clinical efficiency with quality assurance in dental education.


Webinar: 11am – 12:30pm Eastern

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Continuing Education Units

1.5 contact hours. Lecture

  • August 13, 2021
  • 11am – 12:30pm Eastern
  • $59 – ZOOM Webinar
Dates Location Course # Contact Hours
August 13, 2021 ZOOM Webinar 220192.02 1.5

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