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"Vaping: Seeing Through the Smoke and Mirrors" with Catrice Opichka, RDH, MS

  • Italian Heritage Center 40 Westland Avenue Portland, ME, 04102 United States (map)

Vaping: Seeing Through the Smoke and Mirrors


Catrice Opichka, RDH, MS

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

at the Italian Heritage Center, Portland, ME

Dinner will be from 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Presentation will begin at 6:30 PM

2 CEUs available

Join our live stream education event to learn all about vaping and the health hazards that still linger on.

Course Description:

Have you ever had a patient enthusiastically announce, “You’re going to be so happy . . . I quit smoking!”. And just about the time you break into you happy dance, they finish by saying, “I switched over to e-cigarettes because they’re not bad for you.”. Based on the decades of research available to us, dental professionals feel comfortable educating patients on the negative effects of smoking and using chewing tobacco.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of e-cigarettes and vape pens available and how these devices are used by their patients.

  • Recognize the chemicals that are produced during the process of vaping, and the cancer risks of these chemicals.

  • Understanding the current and future laws and regulations on e-cigarettes and discover the best places to find the latest clinical research to share with patients.

  • Design a patient education plan for the dental practice that includes e-cigarettes, vaping (both e-liquid and cannabis oil), JUULing, and hookahs.


Casco Bay Study Club

Nationally Approved PACE Program

Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement

10/1/2018 to 9/30/2021

Provider ID 220463