Special Series Part One, Impairment and Intoxication: Cannabis and Dental Management
Dr. Jose Lança is an M.D., Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry, and in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
In this three-part interview series, we’re talking with Dr. Lança about what dentists need to know cannabis impairment and the law (part one); as well as drug interactions (and implications) that can occur in patients regularly consuming cannabis and/or taking certain prescription medications (part two).
In part three, Dr. Lança delivers important insights on treating patients within the current opioid crisis and provides evidence-based, alternative treatments for pain management.
During this first interview of the series, we’re talking about impairment from a pharmacological and practical perspective.
Understanding cannabis impairment
What to do if a patient arrives for an appointment while intoxicated by cannabis?
For dentists who consume cannabis: Ensuring you are not treating patients intoxicated
Get the conversation with your patients started by posting this cannabis and oral health fact sheet created by the Ontario Dental Association in your office. And here’s a list of references to learn more about the topic.
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