The February 2019 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association discusses the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and other smoking trends. Cessation aids for dental professionals are highlighted with the goal to help their patients stop their tobacco use. Other topics featured in the issue include the use of probiotics in the treatment of peri-implant diseases and the benefits of using cone beam computed tomography in orthodontics.
“This issue highlights the health effects of e-cigarettes and emphasizes the major role dental professionals play in educating patients about tobacco’s impact on their overall and oral health,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the Journal.
The article “Electronic Cigarettes: Trends, Health Effects and Advising Patients Amid Uncertainty” reviews the harms of e-cigarettes and urges clinicians to educate patients about the dangers of tobacco and nicotine in smoking devices. “Tobacco Counseling in Dental Settings” discusses the effectiveness of tobacco-cessation interventions by dental professionals and the impact they have on a patient’s likelihood of quitting.
“Smoking and Tooth Loss in California: The Role of Dental Professionals in Promoting Tobacco Cessation” analyzes the association between smoking and severe tooth loss in California in 2014 and 2016. Additionally, the article recommends intervention to reduce the use of cigarettes. The article “Efficacy of Probiotics in the Treatment of Peri-implant Diseases: A Systematic Review” evaluates the need for ongoing studies on the role of probiotics as an alternative treatment strategy for the resolution of peri-implant diseases.
“Considerations for Use of CBCT in Orthodontics” discusses clinical scenarios in which cone beam computed tomography may benefit both patient and orthodontist.
The Journal is an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication that keeps dentists up to date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products.
About the California Dental Association
The California Dental Association is the non-profit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA is committed to the success of our members in service to their patients and the public. CDA also contributes to the oral health of Californians through various comprehensive programs and advocacy. CDA’s membership consists of more than 27,000 dentists, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association. For more information, visit cda.org.