Tobacco Addiction: What you can do for your patients
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $41.00
This course will introduce the history of tobacco, its addictive potential, as well as its effects on oral and overall health. Tobacco cessation methods will also be discussed, along with the role of dental team in this process.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Understand a basic knowledge of tobacco’s history
- Understand the nature of addiction and the physiology of tobacco addiction
- Recognize the effects of tobacco on oral and overall health
- Identify the tobacco cessation resources available to patients addicted to tobacco
- Determine when the dental team needs to direct the tobacco patient to get help for their addiction.
During the 20th century, 10 million Americans lives were unnecessarily cut short due to their tobacco use. In 2009, approximately 420,000 Americans lost their lives as well. With 2.8 million children under 18 presently using tobacco, the future well being of our nation is under threat just at the time that the healthcare costs are spinning out of control. It has been shown that the dental team can significantly effect their patients’ decisions to quit their tobacco use. This course will serve as an introductory effort to prepare that team for that role.
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