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W. Murray Thomson, PhD Biography

Professor of Dental Epidemiology and Public Health at Sir John Walsh Research Institute
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“The study’s demonstration of a strong association between cannabis use and periodontitis experience by age 32 years indicates that long-term smoking of cannabis is detrimental to the periodontal tissues and that public health measures to reduce the prevalence of cannabis smoking may have periodontal benefits for the population.”

“Cannabis Smoking and Periodontal Disease Among Young Adults,” Journal of the American Medical Association, Feb. 6, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Dental Epidemiology and Public Health, Sir John Walsh Research Institute
  • Editor, New Zealand Dental Journal
  • PhD, University of Adelaide, 1999
  • MComDent (Master of Community Dentistry), University of Otago, 1991
  • MA, University of Leeds, 1986
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), University of Otago, 1981
  • BSc, school unknown
  • None found