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Science on oral health effects of tobacco products at Bethesda, Maryland conference

April 16, 2018 Bethesda, Md. — Dental professionals are invited to a September conference to review the effects tobacco products have on oral health and to help formulate a research agenda on the topic.

The American Association for Dental Research is hosting the conference, with a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy, on Sept. 14 in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal of the conference is to ensure a robust scientific base that includes the importance of oral health to total health in the FDA's regulatory process. The conference also offers an opportunity for dental professionals and researchers to engage with federal policymakers and scientists.

Scheduled sessions cover topics such as the role of dentists in tobacco-use cessation and the oral health effects of smoked or combustible tobacco products regulated by the FDA, such as hookah; non-smoked products, such as tobacco and snuff; and novel nicotine delivery systems. It will also cover information related to how science is used during the regulatory process when it comes to tobacco products, among other topics.

AADR will offer continuing education credit via ADA CERP for dental professionals who attend the conference in person or view presentations via IADR CE on Demand. Visit IADR.org/CEonDemand.

Attendance is limited to 120. Visit IADR.org/AADREffectsofTobacco to register.