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          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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