CDA Journal features tobacco cessation strategies for dentists, proceedings from CDA symposium on geriatrics

New evidence about oral health and tobacco usage is covered in the Journal
August 5, 2021

The August issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on strategies dentists can use to help their patients stop using tobacco. Articles examine the periapical pathosis in smokers versus nonsmokers, the association between cannabis use and oral health and the prevention of tobacco use among children and adolescents.

“This issue presents evidence of the dangers of tobacco use to oral health and offers practical, actionable recommendations for providing better tobacco prevention and cessation support for our patients,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief.

This Journal issue also features proceedings from the 2019 CDA symposium on geriatrics and oral health.

Articles include:

  • “Helping Dental Patients Quit Tobacco: What Can We Do and Why Should We Do It?” by Benjamin W. Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD
  • “Prevalence of Periapical Pathosis in Smokers vs. Nonsmokers: A Cross-Sectional Study” by Ilan Rotstein, DDS, and Joseph Katz, DMD
  • “Cannabis Use and Oral Health in a National Cohort of Adults” by Benjamin W. Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD
  • “The Pediatric Dentist’s Role in the Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use Among Children and Adolescents” by Jean Marie Calvo, DDS, MPH; Rebecca Renelus, DDS; and Michelle Tsao, DMD
  • “Tobacco Cessation in Dental Settings: A Team-Based Approach” by Elizabeth T. Couch, RDH, MS, and Janelle Urata, RDH, MS

The Journal of the California Dental Association 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 nonprofit 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 


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