While electronic nicotine
delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes were initially marketed as a harm
reduction and smoking cessation strategy, there is conflicting evidence
regarding their effectiveness as a smoking cessation strategy.
increasing rates of use of ENDS, especially among youth, and emerging concerns
about potential ENDS-related harm, dental providers are strategically positioned
to support population-level tobacco reduction efforts and provide health
information about ENDS.
There is a pressing need for continuing education
opportunities to help dental providers improve ENDS-related knowledge and
Nicholas Chadi, MD,
MPH:Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of
Montreal, and clinician-scientist at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre
Neeta Chandwani, DDS, MscD:Pediatric dentist at Boston Children's Hospital and the Predoctoral
Program Director of Pediatric Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental
Upon completion of
this course, the dental professional should be able to:
• Understand the
origin and development of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as
"e-cigarettes" and "Puff Bars"
• Understand the mechanism of action and
combustion science of ENDS
• Discuss the epidemiology and trends associated
with youth vaping, including use of flavored, nicotine and cannabis vaping
• Describe the neurobiology of nicotine and cannabis and the unique
vulnerability of the developing adolescent brain
• Use evidence-based
screening and brief intervention strategy to help prevent and reduce youth
• Apply effective pharmacological and non-pharmacological cessation
approaches for youth with an addiction to e-cigarettes and other vaping
• Understand the current knowledge about the effects of ENDS on oral
• Recognize the dental professional's role in appropriate education
The views of the presenter(s) do
not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental
This course is $49 for ADA
members and $69 for non-members
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