The Texas Oral Health Coalition is pleased to partner with UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston to provide continuing dental education credit for their telementoring ECHO sessions.
Please see upcoming scheduled sessions below and when registration will open for each. For additional details about UTHealth Project ECHO please visit https://txohc.org/education/.
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East Meets West Oral Pathology Session:
Smokeless Tobacco and Oral Lesions: India and US Experiences
Dr. Suzanne Nethan and Dr. Jerry Bouquot
Date: July 9, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central Time; 6:30-9:30 PM IST
Oral cancer is the 17th most common cancer globally, 2nd common cancer in India (most common cancer among males), and 19th most common in the US, with a low 5-year survival rate. Tobacco is the primary yet most preventable risk factor for oral cancer, with diverse patterns of consumption across the globe. The use of smokeless tobacco (SLT), a non-combustible form of tobacco, has become a global health issue with about 350 million users, and a majority in South-East Asia including India. However, countries like the US have also noted consumption of the same. This didactic would discuss different aspects of SLT use in India and US such as its epidemiology, the various types of SLT products, its orodental adverse effects, and efficacy of various SLT cessation interventions. The didactic will be followed by multiple case discussions on some of the common oral potentially malignant disorders encountered in India and the US.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of Smokeless Tobacco (SLT) use in India & the US.
- Understand the different types of SLT products available in India & the US
- Discuss the orodental adverse effects and cancer risks of SLT use
- Describe the current status of SLT cessation interventions
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. (Provider 1) and UT Health UT School of Dentistry (Provider 2). The Texas Oral Health Coalition (Provider 1) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. (AGD ID # 346144)
This telementoring ECHO session was made possible by Grant Number K01HP33459 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.