Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Marriott Pleasanton 
11950 Dublin Canyon Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94588

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Melinda Miller Sciandri 
Southern Alameda County Dental Society 

Green Dentistry: THC and teeth?

      Please join us on October 9th

Green Dentistry: THC and teeth with

Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE

What you need to know about cannabis and oral health.

  •  This course is for doctors, hygienists, assistants, and front office staff.  Marijuana is the most commonly 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 month.  This course will be an unbiased and evidence based presentation of marijuana and it's role in dentistry. An introduction to the usage of marijuana in the general public population will first be discussed.  Second, will be about the pharmacology of marijuana.  In the third part of this course you will learn how the use of marijuana by your patients affects their dental care. 

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

*Dinner Included - 2 CE Units


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 years 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 and is the ODA's President-Elect.  He also has had 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.  He is also currently enrolled as a student in OHSU's Human Investigation Program.

Speaker: Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE

Date: Tuesday, October 9th

Time: 6:30PM

Location: Marriott Pleasanton

11950 Dublin Canyon Rd.

Pleasanton, CA 94588

*Reservations for all meetings MUST be made in advance & are not confirmed until payment is received in full.

*Attendees who no-show or who fail to give 72 hours' notice for cancellation to the central office for any meeting will not receive a refund.  No Walk IN's will be guaranteed space.

*No Childern Allowed At CE Events