University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Marijuana Legalization and the Modern Dental Practice: Ethical and Medical Considerations for Treatment Planning

Friday, August 13, 2021

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 8/13/2021 9:00 AM


Following Registration and Payment:

Please Read the instructions in your Confirmation email.

It will include a link to a brief Zoom webinar registration form that must be completed PRIOR to the course.

Please click on that link and complete the form at your earliest convenience.

After completion, you will receive an email from PittDentalCE that includes a link to join the course on the scheduled date/time.

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Course Description

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:

  1. Describe the medical indication of marijuana
  2. Describe the demographic characteristics of marijuana users
  3. Understand how marijuana affects an individual
  4. Understand the professional and legal implications of marijuana use for the dental profession



This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)

This course is hosted by: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Sarah Grafton, DMD


Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Dr. 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.

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $59

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1.5
Course #: 58521W
AGD Code: 157



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ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1.5

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


Following registration, an email will be sent, detailing instructions for logging in from home.

About Us

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


The University of Pittsburgh 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.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.