First Course FREE. Use Code: FirstCourse


Dual-Speaker Course

  • Friday, June 23, 2023
  • 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • CE credits: 6
  • AGD Subject Code: 130 / 730
  • VESPER INSTITUTE (Cincinnati, OH)

Ticket Information

Tobacco Education / Clinical Evaluation of Oral Conditions

Learn More About: BRAD RODU, DDS   CARL ALLEN, DDS  



What is this class about?

  • breakfast & registration8 am – 9 am
  • morning session: 9 am – 12 pm
  • lunch: 12 pm – 1 pm
  • afternoon session: 1 pm – 4 pm

What You Probably Don’t Know About Tobacco
– Dr. Brad Rodu

For the past 28 years, Dr. Rodu has been at the forefront of research and policy development regarding tobacco harm reduction, which informs smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit about vastly safer tobacco products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. Rodu has published over 60 scientific articles in the field and has given numerous presentations to legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders across the U.S. and around the world. He is the author of the book (now an e-book), “For Smokers Only: How Smokeless Tobacco Can Save Your Life.”


Never Refer A Patient To Someone Who Knows Less About The Problem Than You Do
– Dr. Carl Allen 

This course is based on Dr. Allen’s 40 years of seeing patients with oral conditions who were referred by their physicians. The conditions for which the patients were referred span a wide range of diseases, from harmless to life-threatening. Keeping in mind that we have “mouthless” medical education, the discussion will include patients who were referred by their primary care physician, pediatrician, otolaryngologist, rheumatologist, gastroenterologist, dermatologist, or orthopedic surgeon. In some instances, the patient was referred to the physician by their dentist. Time allowing, a few recently described disorders will also be discussed.


What are the learning goals?

Course Objectives:
What You Probably Don’t Know About Tobacco – Dr. Brad Rodu

  • The differences in health effects between cigarette smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes
  • That behavioral therapy and nicotine medicines are unsuccessful for the vast majority of smokers
  • That nicotine is addictive but does not cause cancer, emphysema, or circulatory diseases
  • The “Swedish” tobacco experience
  • The scientific and medical facts versus the media hysteria involving e-cigarette use
  • Heat-not-burn tobacco products
  • How FDA regulation of tobacco can be beneficial or harmful

Course Objectives:
Never Refer A Patient To Someone Who Knows Less About The Problem Than You Do – Dr. Carl Allen

  • Gain an appreciation for the modest degree of expertise that medical practitioners possess related to oral conditions
  • Be familiar with the common oral conditions that are presented and understand how to manage them
  • Understand the role of the oral and maxillofacial pathologist with respect to the clinical evaluation of disorders of the oral and perioral region


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