2018 DH Symposium: Addressing Tobacco in a Changing Landscape: A Team Based Approach

UCSF Parnassus Campus

Online registration is closed, you may register on-site.

For the health care provider, this course presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based information on tobacco and related products. UCSF’s top researchers from the schools of dentistry, medicine and pharmacy will address the issues facing providers and their patients, and discuss the results of the most current tobacco research projects.

Topics will include California’s tobacco policies and their effects on the public’s health, the health effects of 2nd hand smoke, co-use of tobacco and cannabis, pharmacotherapy for treating tobacco addiction, and what is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes. The afternoon workshop will focus on behavior modification and how we, as health care providers, can assist our patients to quit smoking.

Course Benefits:

  • Discuss how state and local policies historically and currently influence the use of tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), and cannabis products.
  • Gain knowledge of the various products your patients are using; tobacco, cannabis and e-cigarettes and their effect on oral health.
  • Understand the effects of 2nd hand smoke.
  • Discuss pharmacotherapy for the treatment of tobacco dependence.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand how California’s tobacco policy effects public health.
  • Discuss with patients the negative health effects of second hand smoke, and pharmacotherapy for the treatment of tobacco dependence.
  • Describe the prevalence of tobacco and cannabis use in California.
  • Understand the implications of e-cigarettes on oral health.

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for hygienists, dentists, assistants and all health care providers who have patients who use tobacco products, cannabis and or e-cigarettes.


Elizabeth Couch, RDH, MS is an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. She teaches in the Master of Science Degree Program in dental hygiene at UCSF and practices dental hygiene part-time, where she is dedicated to addressing tobacco use among her patients.

Benjamin W. Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD
Dr. Chaffee is the Director of the UCSF School of Dentistry Program in Global Oral Health. He is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education, Global Health Sciences, the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health.

Guest Presenters:

  • Stanton Glantz, PhD
  • Mathew Springer, PhD
  • Dorie Apollonio, PhD
  • Lisa Kroon, PharmD

CDE Coursework Units:
8 Category I Units

Dentist - $315
Auxiliary - $249

UCSF Faculty/Staff/Students: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, lunch, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

For more information please call our office at 415.514.0778.