Tobacco’s Harmful Impact on Oral Health and Cessation Opportunities


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Credit Hours:  1.5 Subject Code:  158 – Tobacco Cessation *AGD Member discount applied at checkout.                 

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Speaker:  Larry N. Williams, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Scientific evidence clearly shows that there is no safe form of tobacco. Evidence shows that the first harmful effects of tobacco on health is in the  oral cavity. Studies have found that over 60% of current tobacco users wish to quit. Given these facts, this presentation will inform attendees about the harmful impact of tobacco on oral health and provide those in attendance with cessation information that can be incorporated into clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to discuss the harmful impact of tobacco on the oral cavity with their patients.
  • Attendees will be able to discuss cessation support in the community.
  • Attendees will be able to discuss the use of medications for tobacco cessation.

This webinar is in collaboration with the AGD Foundation, and with support from:

AGD Foundation Major Corporate Donor


AGD Foundation Supporting Corporate Donor

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Dr. Larry Williams graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982 with subsequent service of 30 years in the United States Navy Dental Corps.  Dr. Williams dedicated over 25 years of his 30 years of service to addressing tobacco issues for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense via clinical intervention, provider training, and policy development.  Additional highlights of his Navy career included development of the National Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation, updating the DoD/VA Clinical Practice Guideline for Tobacco Cessation, and assisting with the creation of the Affordable Care Act’s National Prevention Strategy.  He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine- Illinois where his duties include being a Preclinical Course Coordinator, the Director of Community Outreach, and serving as the Course Director for the 4th year clinical rotations to underserved dental clinics in the community.  In addition to his educational duties, he is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Tobacco Cessation Subcommittee for the Illinois Tobacco Prevention and Control State Plan Work Group, as a Board Member for the Skokie, Illinois Board of Health, and as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Lung Association Clinical Practice and Tobacco Cessation Work Group .  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and holds board certified status in the American Board of General Dentistry.  Dr. Williams is also a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Academy of Dentistry International.  Dr. Williams recently served as the President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry and he is currently serving as the President of the Westside Branch of the Chicago Dental Society.

Additional information

Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until expiration or review

Original Release Date

November 9, 2016

Expiration Date

November 9, 2019