Course Outline

This concise handbook offers a useful outline of common oral diseases and dental conditions found in smokers. Its purpose is to alert dental professionals to particular risks of systemic diseases to tobacco users.

Current strategies for treating tobacco dependence offer primary care providers with tools to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic tobacco use. Promoting tobacco cessation is part of the oral health practitioner’s approach to delivering comprehensive care.

The guide is written to help professionals develop effective tactics in assisting patients in recovery from tobacco addiction. The authors propose a combination of interventional therapies, including nicotine-replacement therapy and smoking cessation counseling.

The authors make a strong case for the role of the oral health team as vanguards of patient education, disease prevention, and effective treatment.

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About the Author

Abel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH
Professor of Oral Medicine and Geriatric Dentistry
Director of Tobacco Cessation and Community Outreach Programs
College of Dentistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio