Tobacco-Related Diseases and Tobacco Cessation for Dental Professionals: A two-part webinar

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During the two webinars, the presenters will review tobacco-related diseases and provide smoking cessation strategies to share with your patients including brief tobacco cessation techniques, medications, application to a dental practice setting and resources. The primary presenters will be a family medicine physician and a social worker, both with many years of experience in tobacco cessation counseling.

Tobacco-Related Diseases, Nicotine Dependence and the "5As" of Tobacco Cessation
Friday, May 22, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (1.5 CE credit hours)

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe patterns in tobacco use in the U.S
  • Articulate the impact of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in systemic diseases
  • Discuss the effects of tobacco use on the oral cavity and periodontal health
  • Discuss nicotine dependence as a chronic disease, including key features of nicotine dependence
  • Discuss the “5As” of Tobacco Cessation

Brief Tobacco Cessation Techniques, Pharmacotherapy, and Team Dental Practice Approaches
Friday, May 29, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (2 CE credit hours)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the core principles of motivational interviewing, communication techniques and patients’ readiness to quit
  • Identify the pharmacotherapy of over-the-counter nicotine medications & prescription non-nicotine medications, their mechanisms, dosages and adverse effects.
  • Articulate tobacco implementation in the dental office, dental providers’ roles, identify patients who are not ready & ready to quit through dental office setting video clips, be familiar with the insurance code and know the timing during a dental appointments

Attendance is complimentary for dental professionals - pre-registration is required.

TomHouston_426-586 Tom Houston, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
The Ohio State University

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Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD, MSW, LSW, TTS
Community Lecturer
College of Social Work
The Ohio State University
Lewis Claman, DDS, MS
Emeritus Associate Professor
Division of Periodontology
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH
Assistant Professor-Clinical
Division of Dental Hygiene
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


The training is supported by the Dental Provider Training on Tobacco Cessation Counseling.  The project is funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and administered by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. The views expressed in this training are solely those of the presenters and do not represent the views of the state of Ohio or federal Medicaid programs.

The continuing dental education credits are provided by The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.



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