Vaping - A Viable Alternative or Danger in the Air?:

The popularity of vaping among all ages is on the rise, often with unregulated products. The market is catering to the younger generation, marketing appealing and concealing devices and flavors. Few studies and long-term effects are widely unknown, education and screening patients is a key element in any dental practice. Attendees will learn the dangers, and impacts on the oral and systemic health conditions, leaving with the knowledge to discuss vaping with patients.

Learning Objectives:
• Attendees will review the effects on the body of vaping
• Review of common ingredients in vaping devices
• Introduce conditions and risk that can be associated with vaping devices
• Discuss recent studies related to Vaping dangers
• Discuss recommendation options that may be utilized to discuss dangers with patients and alternatives

  • CE Credit: 2, Meets BODEX Standards for Chemical Dependency
  • Audience:
Jamie Collins

Jamie Collins, RDH

Jamie Collins, RDH is a clinical practicing hygienist in Idaho and Washington states. She has been in the dental field for nearly twenty years both as an assistant and hygienist. In addition to clinical practice Jamie is also an educator, has contributed to multiple textbooks, and curriculum development. In addition to writing textbooks she is also a frequently published international author for RDH Magazine, DentistyIQ and RDH eVillage among others.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Colgate, Paro, Young and Enova