Q & A with Tobacco Cessation Experts: The Dental Team’s Role in Addressing Tobacco Use and Vaping


Tobacco cessation experts Shelley Hammond, MMC, Health Communication Specialist, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health; Larry Williams, DDS, MPH; and Maria Goldie RDH, MS will share the latest trends, hazards, and mechanisms of tobacco use and vaping. Resources for patients, practitioners, and educators will be featured and effective tobacco cessation strategies will be discussed. Target audience includes practicing dental hygienists, dental assistants, dentists, dental hygiene and dental assistant students, and dental hygiene educators.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the dental team’s role in addressing tobacco use and vaping
• Discuss the hazards and mechanisms of tobacco use and vaping
• Explore educational resources
• Discuss effective tobacco cessation strategies