Colgate Oral Care Report Series – VOLUME 27 No 2 – Lead Article: Electronic Cigarettes and Oral Health

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief

This issue provides a wide range of diverse topics including counseling patients on electronic cigarette use, waterline maintenance, 3 rd molar extraction strategies and special considerations for patients with cardiac conditions.


Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Recognize the challenges associated with the growing electronic cigarette trend and the steps the dental profession can take to assure appropriate use of these devices.
  2. Learn the importance of regularly monitoring and treating dental unit water-lines to maintain a water quality that is safe for patient care.
  3. See the value of cone beam computed tomography in the treatment planning for patients at risk for inferior alveolar nerve exposure/injury during removal of mandibular third molars.
  4. Understand how oral infection and inflammation associated with endodontic lesions may put patients at risk for coronary heart disease.
  5. Know why caution must be taken when using dental equipment known to emit electromagnetic energy on patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators.

Target audience: Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists

Release date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Expiration date: Sunday, May 31, 2020

“Colgate Oral Care Report Series – VOLUME 27 No 2 – Lead Article: Electronic Cigarettes and Oral Health” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.