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Study Club Event Information

Something in our Mist: Will Vaping Challenge Dental Professionals as Smoking Has in the Past?

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Speaker: Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP

Schedule:

  • Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Zoom

CE Credits:
2 hours
Members Only

Something in our Mist: Will Vaping Challenge Dental Professionals as Smoking Has in the Past?

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Speaker: Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP

Schedule:

  • Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Zoom

CE Credits:
2 hours
Members Only

Description

Although conventional cigarette smoking among young adults has declined markedly over the past several decades, there has been a substantial increase in the use of vaporizing devices. While originally designed as alternative delivery vehicles for nicotine in place of tobacco, advances in technology and lack of strict regulation have given rise to the use of these devices as delivery vehicles for a variety of substances, especially cannabis. Unfortunately, little information is available about the safety of the active and inactive ingredients present in products used for vaping. This program will provide an overview of cannabis, vaping, and their overall systemic adverse effects. Special emphasis will be given to the oral complications associated with vaping, as well as treatment planning strategies for patients who vape.

Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacology of cannabis, including its mechanism of action, routes of administration, and available formulations.
  • Compare smoking and vaping as alternate delivery systems for introducing drugs like nicotine and cannabis into the lungs.
  • Describe the oral and systemic complications encountered by patients who vape.
  • Explain currently available treatment strategies and patient care planning techniques for patients who vape cannabis.

Please note: Study Club events are only open to Central Carolina Dental Continuum members.
To join the CCDC, register online or contact Study Club Coordinator, Joelle N. Gali, at 910.483.9216.

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