Let’s Talk About Weed - Marijuana’s Impact on Dental Care

Registration costs include course materials for 5 CEs, continental breakfast, lunch, and parking.

REGISTRATION: Register through our online portal.

Let’s Talk About Weed, Marijuana’s Impact on Dental Care

Friday, Oct. 25

8:30 a.m.                Registration – Galagan Lobby, 1st Floor (continental breakfast)

9:10 a.m.                 Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.                Cannabis Use: Impact on Dental Practice

Presenter: Prof. Karen Baker, Director of Dental Pharmacy & Associate Professor of Oral Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine.

Karen Baker

10:15 a.m.       Iowa Medical Cannabis Program

Presenter: Andrea Weber, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Iowa Health

Overview: Since 2017, the Iowa Medical Cannabis Program has provided highly-regulated cannabis products for qualifying medical conditions. This session will review the history of Iowa’s law, the current structure of the program, and the impacts of medical cannabis in lieu of federal regulations.

At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

1. Understand how patients register and utilize the Iowa Medical Cannabis Program.

2. Review the limitations of the program as it pertains to employment, education, or other federal regulations.

Andrea Weber

11:15 a.m.        Recreational Use of Marijuana Products and Their Impact on Care

Presenter: Abby Souder, Social Worker, Addiction and Recovery Collaborative,  Iowa Health Care

With increased recreational availability and use of cannabis products, there has been ongoing discussion about implications for care of patients who use. This session will discuss some of the different products in use, considerations for language and harm reduction practices, as well as current questions related to use by minors, consent for care, and intoxication's impact on whether care should be provided.

At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:

1. Understand rage of cannabis products and use.

2. Harm reduction practices and person first language for people who use drugs.

3. Understand considerations for care with people who use cannabis.

Abby Souder

12:15 p.m.       Lunch

12:45 p.m.       Mental Health Support Services for the Dental Team; including process for self-reporting to the Iowa Dental Board

                           Presenter: Tiffany Allison, Iowa Board of Dentistry, Delta Dental Mental Health Task Force

1:45 p.m.          Public Safety Response to Marijuana Intoxicated Patients and Guests. 

                   Presenters: Officers Tyler Melchert and Alton Poole, University of Iowa Department of Public Safety

2:45 p.m.             Adjourn



The College of Dentistry will make every reasonable effort to assure that requested continuing education programs are provided but assumes no liability for failure to deliver beyond the refunding of fees paid to the University of Iowa. The University of Iowa reserves the right to limit registration to the size of the available classroom or clinical space.  Sponsorship of this course does not imply subject matter, product, or technical endorsement. 

REGISTRATION: You may register using our online portal: https://apps.dentistry.uiowa.edu/CodCERegistration/

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: Fees paid will be refunded less a $45 per person processing fee following notice of cancellation. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the course begins.

Friday, October 25, 2024 8:30am to 2:45pm
Dental Science Building
First Floor
801 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Joan Smothers in advance at 319-335-2587 or dentistry-ce@uiowa.edu.