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Supporting Tobacco Cessation on the Clinic Floor

The evidence is clear: individuals who use tobacco experience an increased risk of tooth loss, periodontitis, oral cancer and exasperating chronic disease. While many dental professionals express positive attitudes toward becoming actively involved in smoking cessation activities, few routinely motivate smokers to quit—in part because they did not practice intervention as students.

However, it takes just a few minutes to make a life-long difference. Dental professionals can and do provide meaningful cessation interventions by consistently identifying individuals who smoke and then offering information about treatment.

Join us in this webinar as we discuss the effects of tobacco use and ways schools can integrate tobacco intervention and treatment into the clinic setting.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe key diseases related to smoked, smokeless and vaping tobacco products.
  • Discuss methods to promote tobacco-free outcomes, including FDA-approved medications and communication strategies, with individuals not ready to quit.
  • Discuss strategies to integrate tobacco treatment into clinic-floor discussions and treatment planning with students.
  • Identify digital resources and apps to support a brief tobacco intervention.

CE information:
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Nov. 8, 2021. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.