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Continuing Dental Education

Marijuana Legalization and the Modern Dental Practice:

Ethical and Medical Considerations for Treatment Planning - a live webinar

Sarah Grafton, DMD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*


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.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, 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


Dr. Sarah GraftonSarah 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.

Course Logistics

Friday, August 13, 2021

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

8:00am – 9:30am Pacific time


1.5 hours

*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.