2019 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 24-26

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Ms. Betsy Reynolds, RDA, MS

Going to Pot!  Weeding Out Potential Benefits & Dangers of Cannabis Use

Saturday October 26, 2019 – 8:30am to 12:30pm

 

Legalization of recreational and medicinal cannabis use in Canada has outpaced research into its possible benefits and risks to systemic as well as oral health.  The latest research into potential applications of cannabinoids in treating oral and systemic diseases will be explored.  Because it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to be aware of signs and symptoms associated with cannabis use and recommend appropriate treatment strategies to address negative sequelae, home care and in-office strategies will be included.  Come prepared to hear current research developments in a lively forum designed to encourage audience participation.

 

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  • Value the history behind cannabis use.
  • Understand how the endocannabinoid system works.
  • Recognize variations in provincial and territorial laws governing the use of cannabis.
  • Distinguish oral signs and symptoms of cannabis use.
  • Recommend appropriate home care for cannabis users.

 


Biography

Betsy Reynolds, RDA, MS.  Armed with degrees in the dental hygiene and oral biology, Betsy presents scientifically-based dental and dental hygiene continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Avidly committed to making the dental sciences understandable and relevant, Betsy devotes time and energy to publishing articles and book chapters designed to enlighten and inspire clinicians. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics involving the biologic basis for oral and systemic disease prevention, microbiological and immunological aspects of oral disease, implications of stress on oral and systemic health, oral pathological concerns, oral piercing and body modification considerations in care delivery, head and neck anatomy and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery. Betsy lives in her home state of Idaho where she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and taking in the breathtaking scenery with loved ones.

2019 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 24-26

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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