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E-cigarettes, and Vaping: Current Trends, Neurobiology, Cessation, and the Role of the Dental Professional
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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.
Given 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 counseling practices.

Nicholas Chadi, MD, MPH:Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal, and clinician-scientist at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal
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 Medicine

Learning Objectives
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 products
• 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 vaping
• Apply effective pharmacological and non-pharmacological cessation approaches for youth with an addiction to e-cigarettes and other vaping products
• Understand the current knowledge about the effects of ENDS on oral health
• Recognize the dental professional's role in appropriate education and recommendations


The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

This course is $49 for ADA members and $69 for non-members
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