Course Description

Over the last several years, more states are legalizing recreational marijuana and more teens are vaping. This course will show the health risks of vaping and how vaping results in future cigarette smoking. In one section, a presentation will show how this increase in teen vaping increases the risk of caries and marijuana smoking. Last, with new US and UK research in this area, a segment will the link between marijuana smoking in teens and adult schizophrenia and an increase in teen violence. This information will help the practitioner recognize such habits in their patients and offer insight into managing it and offering methods of helping these patients.

Learner Outcomes

Upon course completion, you will:

  • Learn the relationship between nicotine and an increased risk to caries.
  • Recognize how vaping leads to cigarette smoking.
  • Understand how vaping and cigarette smoking increases the risk of teen marijuana smoking.
  • Learn now marijuana smoking leads to adult schizophrenia.




Dr. Kisby is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and did his Pediatric Dental training at Floating Hospital in Boston. He was in private practice for 17 years in Massachusetts before taking a position as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. He became Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Program director of the Pediatric Dental Residency he created at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and then Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Program Director of the Pediatric Dental Residency at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware.  He is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry, the author of numerous articles, a contributing author of a Pediatric Dental textbook, a contributing author for a textbook on Cerebral Palsy and a former Contributing Editor for the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kisby now practices in Lac du Flambeau, WI and brings over 45 years of clinical, practical, and teaching experience on many topics and issues in Pediatric Dentistry.

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