Carson PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm 

3 Clinical Hours

Course Fee: D - $60    Other - $23

AGD Codes: 016


Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Carson

Course Title: CBD: Not Just Another Supplement


Course Description: 

The body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) plays a major role in balancing our tissues and many important functions including the heart, digestive, endocrine, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems. Research suggests that Canabidiol (CBD) can help alleviate several medical issues in a lasting and effective manner. However, the importance and use of CBD and the related cannabinoids remain unknown or confusing to many people. In this cutting edge, evidence-based presentation, discover the basic components and function of the ECS. Explore the two main endocannabinoids that our bodies produce, the importance of activating receptors, and what to do when the ECS is deficient. Discover how to utilize CBD with patients to improve sleep, manage pain, and serve as an anti-inflammatory. Learn the appropriate dosing and product guidelines for the best results. Offer patients an evidence-based alternative which can boost resiliency, support our systems, and return balance to the body.


Course Objectives:

  1. Illuminate the history of cannabis and the properties, benefits and side effects of the two most discussed compounds - CBD vs. THC
  2. Explore the importance of and functionality of the body’s endocannabinoid system
  3. Recognize the important differences between various phytocannabinoids & other cannabis compounds.
  4. Discover where CBD and other phytocannabinoids fit with dental care and patient health
  5. Differentiate products: Isolate vs. broad spectrum vs. full spectrum; topicals vs. tinctures vs. edibles.
  6. Determine dosing recommendations and patient instructions

Kathleen Carson HeadshotSpeaker Bio: Kathleen Carson, DDS, has been providing whole body health dentistry to patients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas for two decades. About 15 years ago, she became intently focused on airway health and its effects on the entire body. Dr. Carson has extensive knowledge of the effects unhealthy breathing can have on our overall health and its intimate connection with the development of the orofacial structure.   In the past decade, Dr. Carson has studied the body’s use of CBD and other phytocannabinoids as contributors to overall health and well-being.   There has been high demand to share this knowledge with both her patients and other professionals. 

As medical professionals, we should be able to recognize certain often overlooked health struggles that our patients present with.  As dentists, we are in a unique position to provide treatments that can help our patients live healthier beyond just fixing their teeth.  You want only the best for your patients, and Dr. Carson is a catalyst in helping you achieve that vision.

 Dr. Carson graduated cum Laude from the UCLA School of Dentistry and served a general practice residency with the Veterans Administration in Sepulveda. Dr. Carson earned her fellowship in neuromuscular/physiological dentistry as well as in Buteyko

Breathing.  She serves on the board of the AAPMD (American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry), is a clinical advisor for Vivos Therapeutics, and is on faculty with TAO method (TMJ, Airway, Orthodontics) through Gelb Practice Solutions.