Tobacco's Oral Health Effects

Tobacco's Oral Health Effects 

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.


Hours: 3.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program


Dynamic Dental Educators is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-50071-V2
Hours: 3
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021



  • For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Dental; Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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