Dental Hygiene ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 7-13-2018


Cannabis consumption is at an all-time high in the United States. Due to its fast growth in the medical industry and the lack of FDA approval, research is very limited. Dental hygienists’ will likely encounter a patient under the influence of this substance in the dental office. To provide the best quality of care, the dental hygienist must be aware of the oral implications, side effects and necessary modifications to treatment. Therefore, dental hygiene providers must be knowledgeable on medical marijuana to have discussions with patients when needed. Due to scarce research on the topic it makes it difficult to determine if a relationship between the dental hygienist knowledge and the comfortability in treating a patient on medical marijuana exists.

Degree Name

Dental Hygiene

Level of Degree


Department Name

Dental Medicine

First Committee Member (Chair)

Christina Calleros

Second Committee Member

Diana Aboytes

Third Committee Member

Lindsey Miran Lee



Document Type