Tobacco Cessation: The Dental Health Professional's Role, 2nd Edition

About the Course
Tobacco use is an enormous problem and health burden for people worldwide. Although the prevalence of smoking in the United States has declined slightly in recent years, there has been an increase in the use of smokeless tobacco products. The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with background and guidelines for tobacco interventions in clinical practice. The course will discuss the prevalence of smoking of combustible tobacco and use of smokeless tobacco products as well as the health risks of tobacco use and tobacco exposure. Techniques for tobacco intervention will be described in detail, including the pharmacotherapy used in tobacco cessation both for the smoking of combustible tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the prevalence of smoking in the United States.
  • Identify the health risks of smoking.
  • Explain the effects of nicotine, including nicotine dependence and withdrawal associated with smoking.
  • Outline intervention techniques for combustible tobacco use and dependence.
  • Describe the use of pharmacotherapy in smoking cessation.
  • Describe the increased use of smokeless tobacco, its risks, interventions, and pharmacotherapy.
AGD Subject Code: 158

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to:
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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