3 CE credits
This course was
written for dentists,
Supplement to Penn Well Publications
Go Green, Go Online to take your course
Cannabis has been used for therapeutic purposes in Western medicine
since the mid-19th century, but it was used as a medicine in Asia, mainly
in India, since before the Christian era. In the first decades of the 20th
century, cannabis use for medicinal purposes decreased significantly in
Western medicine due to the difficulty in obtaining consistent potency
results from different batches of plant material. Interest in the medicinal
benefits of cannabis was renewed when, in 1965, it became possible to
identify the chemical structure of cannabis components and to obtain its
pure constituents. Interest spiked again in the 1990s with the description
of cannabinoid receptors and the identification of an Endogenous
Cannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a “widespread neuromodulatory
system that plays important roles in central nervous system
development, synaptic plasticity, and the response to endogenous and
environmental insults.” Since then, treatment safety and effectiveness
have been scientifically proven, and a new and more consistent cycle of
medicinal cannabis usage has occurred.
During this course the participant
1. Define THC and CBD;
2. Cite five common medical
conditions that cannabis is
prescribed to treat;
3. Describe the difference
between indica and sativa;
4. Explain the entourage effect;
5. Understand potential oral
health implications of
Sandra S. Berger, RDH, BS
Sandra Sacks Berger graduated from The Ohio State University with an RDH and BS
in Education. She is president of Superior Seminar Solutions (SSS) which manages
all areas of CE, Study Clubs and Dental Event Planning. Sandra is very active in
NJDHA; serving in many component and state positions and received the Sunstar
RDH Award of Distinction in 2007.
Bridget Conway, RDH, BA
Bridget Conway has authored CE courses & published in several journals. Speaking
on a variety of dental subjects, she is well versed in the preventive and restorative
facets of dentistry. In addition to an RDH, Bridget has a Business Degree from The
Ohio State University. She has been active in MaineDHA & presented at ADHA &
Sandra S. Berger, RDH, BS and Bridget Conway, RDH, BA have no commercial ties with
the sponsors or the providers of the unrestricted educational grant for this course.
Publication date: Aug. 2017
Expiration date: Jul. 2020
This educational activity was developed by Penn Well’s Dental Group with no commercial support.
This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, from novice to skilled.
Educational Methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.
Provider Disclosure: Penn Well does not have a leadership position or a commercial interest in any products or services
discussed or shared in this educational activity nor with the commercial supporter. No manufacturer or third party has had
any input into the development of course content.
Requirements for Successful Completion: To obtain 3 CE credits for this educational activity you must pay the required
fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation and obtain a score of at least 70%.
CE Planner Disclosure: Heather Hodges, CE Coordinator does not have a leadership or commercial interest with products
or services discussed in this educational activity. Heather can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result
in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses
and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.
Image Authenticity Statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.
Scientific Integrity Statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents
the most current information available from evidence based dentistry.
Known Benefits and Limitations of the Data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the
data and information contained in reference section. The research data is extensive and provides direct benefit to the patient
and improvements in oral health.
Registration: The cost of this CE course is $59.00 for 3 CE credits.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by
contacting PennWell in writing.
PennWell designates this activity for 3 continuing educational credits.
Dental Board of California: Provider 4527, course registration number CA# 03-4527-15218
“This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3 units of continuing education.”
The PennWell Corporation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the
Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this
program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership
maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (11/1/2015) to
(10/31/2019) Provider ID# 320452.
INS TAN T EXAM CODE 15218
Cannabis Chairside Primer
A Peer-Reviewed Publication
Written by Sandra S. Berger, RDH, BS and Bridget Conway, RDH, BA