Tobacco's Oral Health Effects

Green Clock Hours: 3.00

This course examines tobacco use in the United States and the various effects it has on dental health. After completing this course, dental professionals will be able to differentiate among the various types of tobacco uses and the subsequent risk each type imposes, identify the reasons why cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are the prime risk factors for oral cancer, and determine why smokeless tobacco users have a high risk of dental caries. Readers will also be able to explain tobacco's added risk factors for periodontal disease and recognize the possible effects of maternal smoking on pregnancy. Also discussed will be the risks of environmental tobacco smoke on nonsmokers and children and a high level review of tobacco cessation therapy, along with determining a guideline for assessing a tobacco user's readiness to quit.

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Course Description

This course examines tobacco use in the United States and the various effects it has on dental health. After completing this course, dental professionals will be able to differentiate among the various types of tobacco uses and the subsequent risk each type imposes, identify the reasons why cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are the prime risk factors for oral cancer, and determine why smokeless tobacco users have a high risk of dental caries. Readers will also be able to explain tobacco's added risk factors for periodontal disease and recognize the possible effects of maternal smoking on pregnancy. Also discussed will be the risks of environmental tobacco smoke on nonsmokers and children and a high level review of tobacco cessation therapy, along with determining a guideline for assessing a tobacco user's readiness to quit.

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