SMOKING AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE:
THE REAL DRAG

Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS

Course Contents:

Instructions

Objectives

Introduction

Clinical Appearance of Smokers

Underlying Biological Factors of Smoking

Smoking Cessation and Dental Treatment Plans

Assisting Smokers

Women and Smoking

Assisting Patients to Quit Smoking

Smoking Cessation Program for Your Dental Clinic

Conclusion

Bibliography
Resources
Test Questions
Answer Sheet
Course Evaluation

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

Consider smoking an important risk factor for periodontal disease
 
Describe the clinical appearance of smokers
 
Discuss the relationship of dental deposits, halitosis, and smoking in the oral cavity
 
Understand the underlying biological factors in smoking as a risk factor of periodontal disease
 
Discuss the positive changes in the periodontal status of a patient that can occur with smoking cessation
 
Browse related Internet sites on tobacco cessation for more information
   
Integrate smoking cessation into dental treatment plans for patients, especially high priority patients

 


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