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Dear Colorado Hygienists,

My name is Sally Maren. I am a senior dental hygiene student at the University of Oklahoma College
of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program. The aim of this study is to determine if the use of marijuana
results in any oral manifestations. Specifically, the purpose of this study is to primarily focus on
dental patients who smoke marijuana and to determine if there are any oral manifestations as a
consequence. Practicing, licensed dental hygienists in Colorado will be surveyed to determine if they
have detected any unique oral manifestations associated with marijuana use in their patients and
how hygienists interact with those patients.

This letter is a request for your assistance in forwarding this message to the members of the
Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association. Their involvement in this project is strictly voluntary.
If your members wish to participate in the 10-minute survey, they can access it via the link provided
below. Their participation is very important and appreciated!

Should you have any questions about this research project, please feel free to contact the researchers
listed below.

Thank you for your time and we appreciate your members’ participation in this project.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. This study is approved by the IRB #8230.

Sally Maren
Senior Dental Hygiene Student
(608) 220-8560
Carolyn Hinckle, RDH, M.Ed.
Principal Investigator
(405) 271-4436

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