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Cannabis, PTSD and its impact in the Dental Office

May 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The purpose of this presentation is to provide the dental professional with knowledge to appreciate and understand the current medical landscape in dental office and that is common in New Mexico.

Furthermore, to provide foundational concepts to increase the participants scope of in-office management of new trends in patient cannabis use and its impact in the dental office.

Course objectives:

  • To give the dental professional a better understanding of PTSD
  • To provide historical background on cannabis, FDA scheduling, and current philosophies in patient treatment
  • To provide the dental professional with the pharmacokinetics of both cannabis and common sedatives used in the dental office

The presentation will be given by Jason R. Flores, DDS, MHA, BSN-RN, DADBA, DNDBA, FADSA.

Dr. Flores graduated from Lamar Univ. in Beaumont, TX, with a B.S. in Biology (2001) and a B.S. in Nursing (2004). He worked as an RN in the ER, CV-ICU, behavioral health, neuro-trauma, and rehab departments in Beaumont and Houston, while concurrently attending dental school at the UT Dental Branch-Houston. He earned the Anesthesiology Safety Practice Award and the Horace Wells Award for Anesthesiology. He attended the Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he completed his specialty training in Dental Anesthesiology. During his chief residency year, Dr. Flores founded the first ever pre-doctoral dental anesthesia society, DACS, Dentist Anesthesiologist Club for Students. He is dual board certified in Dental Anesthesiology and was awarded Diplomate status with the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and Fellow status with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Flores completed his Masters of Healthcare Administration and currently serves as Division Chief of Dental Medicine, Clinic Director and Director of Anesthesiology for UNMMG Ambulatory Surgical Center, Assoc. Prof. and Asst. Dir. for the AEGD residency, and Chairman of the NM Anesthesia Committee.

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May 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm